Reviews and Responses
Very rarely, when bending the head over some worthy academic volume, perhaps with a title something like, Post-postmodernisms of Cross-colonial Language Theories or (Mal)contents: Forematter Errata in Eighteenth Century Rural Sermons, a revelation strikes the reader around page fifteen: “My God, I am actually going to enjoy this.” Some of us have experienced this jolt of pleasure and intellectual communion but few realize that it can occur even when the author has, unaccountably, snatched one of the best titles from a handwritten shortlist the reader has kept taped near her desk for her own current work-in-progress. Such, I can report, is the excellence of Barbara Lounsberry’s new study, Becoming Virginia Woolf. Though it forces me back on my second-best effort, Virginia Woolf: Title TK, I freely yield the field to Professor Lounsberry’s readable, insightful, and beautifully-informed examination of Woolf’s early diaries.
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"A Review by Regina Marler for Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read, by Barbara Lounsberry,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 10
, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol10/iss1/22