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King derives his information from an immense number of letters, books, and grocery lists, by doing so he sketches a marvellous image of Virginia Woolf in all her dark, womanly, cheerful, and depressed facets.
I like the Bloomsbury artists, though they did get around quite a bit by anyone's standards, not to mention the prevailing norms of fin-de-siecle England. I mean at the point at which you can look around a crowded room and half of the people present are either your current or past lovers, I should think there would certainly be some complications that would tend to interfere with the craft. "Bohemian" and "avant-garde" don't even begin to describe it. But if you admire Virginia Woolf as a writer...
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