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A room for two: how a new generation of women writers are seeking inspiration from Virginia Woolf

Amidst a campaign to fund a lifesize statue of Woolf in Richmond, a series of new books have found a different way of engaging with her work

By Francesca Wade   May 2019

Woolf's works are providing inspiration for a new generation of women writers. Photo: CHRISTIAAN TONNIS/Flickr (Licensed under Creative Commons)

“We think back through our mothers if we are women,” wrote Virginia Woolf in A Room of One’s Own, lamenting women’s absence from the literary canon and the history books. But since her suicide in 1941, at the age of 59, Woolf herself has become an icon: her life and work are the subject of regular homage, from academic studies and biographies to novels, television series and a recent ballet.…

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