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Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM By Louise DeSalvo

From Publishers Weekly Required reading for fans of Woolf, this superlative study traces the impact of early sexual abuse on her personality and her writing, reported PW , calling the work a major step toward a reappraisal of Woolf s feminism Photos.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • Title: Virginia Woolf:The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work
  • Author: Louise DeSalvo
  • ISBN: 9780345366399
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback

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Matt Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This book is amazing for the simple fact that it presents a radical reinterpretation of the life and work of Virginia Woolf. The book is impeccably researched and the author supports her arguments with extensive references to and quotations from all manner of Mrs. Woolf's work. I am by no means a Woolf scholar, but I imagine that for those who are, Louise DeSalvo's book would be very difficult to refute; the scholarship is that good.What emerges from the book is something akin to Mrs. Woolf's fa [...]
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Diana Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Ground-breaking and insightful, this book truly gave me a whole new way of reading Virginia Woolf's work, which I already loved. DeSalvo writes in a highly readable style, so that the impact of the material, so obviously thoroughly and painstakingly researched and analyzed, was not lost in a sea of scholarly jargon. DeSalvo's evidence for the incest and sexual abuse is too obvious to dismiss, and it explains so much about Woolf's "idiosyncracies" and about the topics of her fiction. That Woolf n [...]
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C.C. Yager Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
I have been in awe of Virginia Woolf and her writing for years. Reading Louise DeSalvo's book brought my awe into clearer perspective, i.e. realizing how strong and powerful a writer Woolf was and that her preoccupations are related to mine as a writer. She wrote about women's experience, especially during childhood and adolescence, and how women have been treated by men (and still are by many men), and their powerlessness. As I read, I thought of my father who had been raised in a patriarchal n [...]
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Dee Michell Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
I've emerged from reading this book full of admiration for Viginia Woolf as a woman ahead of her time not only as a writer but also in exploring and denouncing the exploitation and abuse of children. A sensitive account in Louise Desalvo's capable hands.
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Bill Adams111 Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
I was convinced by this biographical and literary study, of three things. One, Virginia Woolf was sexually abused by her half-brother, George Duckworth. Two, her alleged madness was a depressed and confused reaction to that childhood trauma (along with medications and social isolation). Her suicide was an understandable consequence of that trauma. And three, I became convinced that much of Woolf’s fiction was driven by her attempts to come to terms with her trauma, in the absence of anyone to [...]
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Jo Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
No, the tone isn't "overly shrill and stridently feminist", as someone wrote in their review. You may call DeSalvo's approach "radical" - in my opinion it's just appropriately feminist. But yes, the title is misleading, as someone else said. The book deals with the (Victorian) patriarchal family and how it - and society on the whole - promotes abuse of any kind.Brilliant.
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Maria Menozzi Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
So I pulled this from the library last week and couldn't put it down. I have been fascinated with authors like Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton for some time now. As a therapist, and a recovering trauma survivor, I am in search of answers as to the divine mystery of why some of us survive and others surrender the fight; whether these women had a way through their creative work to keep them stable for a time, channeling rage and other emotions into their art, or whether they would hav [...]
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Dawn Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This is a book that is difficult to review. Ground-breaking, scholarly, but not dry, it also disturbing. I imagine it could be a traumatic read for victims of rape or incest.In this study, DeSalvo examines the role that sexual abuse at the hands of numerous men in their family (including both their brother-in-law and half-brother) played in the lives of Virginia Woolf and her sisters. She discusses the different ways in which the sisters coped and learned to live with the abuse, which DeSalvo ar [...]
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Kristen Hovet Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Some really great information about Virginia Woolf and the impact of sexual abuse, but DeSalvo does leap to conclusions from time to time and acts like she knows every little detail about the inner workings of Woolf's mind. Some causal relationships are definitely there, and those are explored very carefully and tactfully. I didn't care for the analyses of Woolf's books. As a writer, not all of the characters I create are part of my experience, nor are they all created based on people in my life [...]
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Ainsley Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
I first read this book soon after its publication, and I remember being completely enthralled. Later, once I started university, I re-read it and was less impressed. This re-reading has only diminished my opinion further. Too much speculation about how Virginia Woolf "must have" experienced things and a very specific way of interpreting evidence. Add to that DeSalvo's repeated claim that J.K. Stephen's pursuit of Stella Duckworth occurred at "precisely the time" of the Ripper murders, when in fa [...]
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kellyjane Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Because this work focuses on such an important topic-- and because it exposes the specific perpetrators of sexual abuse in the case of Virginia Woolf-- I have to give it four stars. The writing, however, often seems redundant, circular, and overly reliant on jargon and conjecture. Which is why I cannot give five stars to this work. It was more an important than well-presented study in my opinion.
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Leslie Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This book is a detailed investigation into the life of Virginia Woolf and the affect sexual abuse had on her. It quotes her early and later writing and it is exhaustive. She found so much that pointed to a pattern of abuse that went on for at least two generations and it's a sad story. It's also a story about how Woolf survived and what she achieved. Extremely readable and interesting
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Elle Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
I agree with other reviewers on this. It was very interesting and there is certainly compelling evidence for the general conclusion, but the book itself was full of too much speculation. It also left gaping holes in her personal life post-adolescence. I felt like there was more research to be done.
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Josephine Ensign Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Despite being overly shrill and stridently feminist in tone, this critical biography of Virginia Woolf remains an important work. If nothing else, it is an essential corrective for the (to me) infuriatingly dismissive commentary by (mostly male academic-type) Woolf 'experts' about Woolf's childhood sexual abuse by her half brothers.
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Michele Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This looks to be good. Just read the preface so far and then spent some time finding out what I could about Louise De Salvo. She is quite impressive, and I absolutely admire Virginia Woolf. I plan on taking my time with this one!
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Joanna Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
The subtitle of this book is misleading. It goes beyond the impact of sexual abuse on the life of Virginia Woolf and manages to open a door into the reality of being raised in the context of the late victorian institution of family.
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Heather Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Sad, yet well-written. Poignant; a page-turner. Even though I knew how Virginia's story went & ended, I still didn't want to put the book down--I wanted to keep reading and see what happened! Also: great pics of Virginia as a child/her family.
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L Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
Deeply disturbing detailed biography of the bizarre childhood of Virginia Woolf. Very controversial but researched so thoroughly, I believe these horrors weren't her imaginings. Hard to read due to the subject matter and how her family condoned it.
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Yancey Gulley Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
more insights into my favorite author.
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June Schwarz Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This book reads like a plate of overcooked greens.
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Kathy Oct 29, 2020 - 01:33 AM
This is a challenging book indeed. I wanted to argue with some of the conclusions, but the author is quite persuasive. Anyone interested in the life and work of Woolf should really read this one.
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Virginia Woolf:The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work By Louise DeSalvo From Publishers Weekly Required reading for fans of Woolf, this superlative study traces the impact of early sexual abuse on her personality and her writing, reported PW , calling the work a major step toward a reappraisal of Woolf s feminism Photos.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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