On Being Ill: with Notes from Sick Rooms Julia Stephen by Virginia Woolf

ISBN: 9781930464131

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On Being Ill: with Notes from Sick Rooms  by  Julia Stephen by Virginia Woolf

On Being Ill: with Notes from Sick Rooms by Julia Stephen by Virginia Woolf
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By turns lyrical, self-mocking, and outlandish, Woolfs meditation on the perils and privileges of the sickbed lampoons the loneliness that makes one glad of a kick from a housemaid. When Woolf imagines beauty in a frozen-over garden . . . itMoreBy turns lyrical, self-mocking, and outlandish, Woolfs meditation on the perils and privileges of the sickbed lampoons the loneliness that makes one glad of a kick from a housemaid.

When Woolf imagines beauty in a frozen-over garden . . . it seems less a triumph of nature than of art.—The New YorkerBrilliant and beautiful.—Francine Prose, Bookforum[A] long-neglected reverie on illness . . . reprinted by the sterling Paris Press. This is a brilliant and odd book, charged with restrained emotion and sudden humor.—Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThe resurrection of this forgotten work on illness is a boon indeed. . . . This is Woolf at her spangled best.—BooklistIn this poignant and humorous book, Virginia Woolf observes that no human being is spared toothaches, colds, and the flu.

Yet illness—transformative and as common as love and war—is rarely the subject of polite conversation, let alone literature. This paperback facsimile of the 1930 Hogarth Press edition, with Hermione Lees introduction to Woolfs life, work, and On Being Ill, is ideal for book groups, general readers, students, caregivers, and of course anyone suffering from a cold or more serious illness.Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is among the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century. Her groundbreaking books include Mrs.

Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and A Room of Ones Own.Hermione Lee is the renowned author of Virginia Woolf. Her other best-selling biographies include Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Philip Roth. She is president of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, England.



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