Thursday, October 23, 2008

Virginia Woolf's Voice

On her excellent blog, Laila Lalami writes:

"The BBC reports that the British Library has digitized some rare recordings of fifty-seven 20th-century writers’ voices. The collection includes the only known recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice (my God, not at all as I had imagined it!). You can also listen to a comment by John Steinbeck about the context and process of writing The Grapes of Wrath. I wish all of the archive were available online, but it’s not."

To listen to Woolf, all 2 minutes, nine seconds of her, click here.

To listen to Steinbeck talk about "the certain angers" that filled him when writing The Grapes of Wrath, click here.


Robbi said...

Fascinating! I heard about this on the radio today, and I must say that you've gotten it up here pretty quickly.

Christine said...

This w-ah-s s-oh cool. Thanks for the post.

Stefania said...

Thank you for this beautiful blog. Virginia Woolf is on of my favourite writer and I'm doing a research about her for the university. Her Novels are so beautiful and the short stories, in particular The mark on the wall, too.

Rebel Girl said...

Thank you, Stefania!

Woolf's work mean a lot to me too.

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