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All the Lives we Ever Lived : : Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf

Smyth, Katharine, 1981- Book - 2019 974.044 Sm, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Smyth, Katharine 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyth's story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolf's Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of To the Lighthouse, and her artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Smyth guides us toward a new vision of Woolf's most demanding and rewarding novel--and crafts an elegant reminder of literature's ability to clarify and console. Braiding memoir, literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a wholly original debut: a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Crown, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781524760625
1524760625

SUBJECTS
Smyth, Katharine, -- 1981-
Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941.
Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers -- Death.
Grief.
Nonfiction.
Biographies.