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Virginia Woolf & the Raverats: A Different Sort of Friendship

Virginia Woolf & the Raverats: A Different Sort of Friendship

William Pryor Virginia Woolf
3.8/5 (8 ratings)
Jacques Raverat was a French painter who died of MS aged 40 in 1925. In 1911, he had married Gwen Darwin, granddaughter of the evolutionist and also an artist. They knew Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury well and when they moved to the south of France for his health, their friendship blossomed in a series of long and poignant letters. The crucial bond was that between Jacques and Virginia. Their correspondence ranged far and wide. Informed by the depressions and uncertainties, the speculation and passion of their bohemian lives, these letters display a complex affinity between three artists facing their own mortality, their weaknesses and the price of their creativity. It is a friendship whose later substance and passion was entirely expressed by letter. Virginia Woolf & the Raverats is not only a complete record of their correspondence, but includes much previously unpublished material. None of the Raverat letters, the extracts from Gwen Raverat s other writings, her powerful sketches of her husband on his deathbed, nor Jacques paintings have been published before. There are facsimile reproductions of crucial letters, diary and journal entries."
Language
English
Pages
212
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Clear Books
Release
May 01, 2004
ISBN
1904555020
ISBN 13
9781904555025

Virginia Woolf & the Raverats: A Different Sort of Friendship

William Pryor Virginia Woolf
3.8/5 (8 ratings)
Jacques Raverat was a French painter who died of MS aged 40 in 1925. In 1911, he had married Gwen Darwin, granddaughter of the evolutionist and also an artist. They knew Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury well and when they moved to the south of France for his health, their friendship blossomed in a series of long and poignant letters. The crucial bond was that between Jacques and Virginia. Their correspondence ranged far and wide. Informed by the depressions and uncertainties, the speculation and passion of their bohemian lives, these letters display a complex affinity between three artists facing their own mortality, their weaknesses and the price of their creativity. It is a friendship whose later substance and passion was entirely expressed by letter. Virginia Woolf & the Raverats is not only a complete record of their correspondence, but includes much previously unpublished material. None of the Raverat letters, the extracts from Gwen Raverat s other writings, her powerful sketches of her husband on his deathbed, nor Jacques paintings have been published before. There are facsimile reproductions of crucial letters, diary and journal entries."
Language
English
Pages
212
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Clear Books
Release
May 01, 2004
ISBN
1904555020
ISBN 13
9781904555025

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