By Barbara Lounsberry
Starting with fourteen-year-old Woolf’s first palm-sized leather-based diary, Becoming Virginia Woolf illuminates how her deepest and public writing was once formed by way of the diaries of alternative writers together with Samuel Pepys, James Boswell, the French Goncourt brothers, Mary Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Woolf’s “diary parents”—Sir Walter Scott and Fanny Burney. those key literary connections open a brand new and quintessential window onto the tale of 1 of literature’s most famed modernists.
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That questions will become her diary’s hallmark will become apparent as this book unfolds. Pepys’s genius in this regard, as in others, will become her own. In 1918 and later, Woolf saw in Pepys’s diary the human impulse to confide. Scott’s and Burney’s diaries stressed this motive as well. ” He repeats these lines to launch his essay on Pepys. Woolf writes in 1918 that Pepys wished “to hold intercourse with the secret companion who lives in everybody” (E 2: 237). Eleven years later, in the more private space of her diary, she alludes to Pepys again as she ponders Early Diary Influences 33 her own diary-keeping.
His diary shows a mind absorbing its world: “Her husband walked through to Redriffe [Rotherhithe] with me, telling me things that I asked of in the yard; and so by water home, it being likely to rain again to-night, which God forbid” (Wheatley 3: 198–99). Again one cannot say for certain what, or how much, young Virginia took from this, her first brush with Pepys’s diary. Pepys dines with a Mrs. Ramsay, for instance, and mentions two Pargiters, one a “cheating rogue,” but one hesitates to make too much of this (Wheatley 2: 66, 67, 116).
190). In an 1874 letter, Cory unfolds this delightful scene of a country entertainment: Ten days ago they played for the first time in public; it was in our barn, on the estrade where the piano was. ; of course all my people too. . Willink was there—he had worked briskly at lighting up the barn with wooden chandeliers wreathed. Mrs. and Mr. Furse worked at the hanging wreaths—we put up my old sconces and red Indian shields.