Leonard Woolf: A Biography

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
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Pages
498
Dimensions
6.52 X 9.0 X 1.31 inches | 1.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781582434117
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About the Author

Victoria Glendinning is an award-winning biographer, critic, broadcaster, and novelist. Educated at Oxford where she studied modern languages, she later worked for The Times Literary Supplement. She is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN and Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature. Her acclaimed biographies include Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer and Edith Sitwell: A Unicorn Among Lions, which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, and Rebecca West: A Life.

Reviews

" He was an exemplary figure: balanced yet passionate, practical, generous and wise. Victoria Glendinning's biography fills out the picture with a brilliant lightness of touch that takes into account the darknesses and depths of this remarkable man. . . . Moreover, she writes so well that we trust her."
- "The Guardian"
" Leonard Woolf is one of the great unsung heroes of the 20th century. . . . It needed a biography as compelling as this to bring out Woolf's full stature. Many will rate this as Glendinning's finest biography, for there is not a page that does not contain something of interest or surprise." "
- The Independent"
Praise for Victoria Glendinning:
" What each of us would look for in an ideal future biographer is what each of us looks for in an ideal doctor:
sympathy, trustfulness and acute powers of diagnosis. All these three qualities are here."
-- "Sunday Telegraph"
" The story is so rich and sweet, so beautifully told, that it manages to catch our attention . . . as a ballad sung once more."
-- "New York Times"
" Full of intelligent observation and comment, of deft touches, of revealing moments and admirable
description."
-- "The Scotsman"

"From the Hardcover edition."
" He was an exemplary figure: balanced yet passionate, practical, generous and wise. Victoria Glendinning's biography fills out the picture with a brilliant lightness of touch that takes into account the darknesses and depths of this remarkable man. . . . Moreover, she writes so well that we trust her. "
- The Guardian
" Leonard Woolf is one of the great unsung heroes of the 20th century. . . . It needed a biography as compelling as this to bring out Woolf's full stature. Many will rate this as Glendinning's finest biography, for there is not a page that does not contain something of interest or surprise. "
- The Independent
Praise for Victoria Glendinning
" What each of us would look for in an ideal future biographer is what each of us looks for in an ideal doctor:
sympathy, trustfulness and acute powers of diagnosis. All these three qualities are here. "
-- Sunday Telegraph
" The story is so rich and sweet, so beautifully told, that it manages to catch our attention . . . as a ballad sung once more. "
-- New York Times
" Full of intelligent observation and comment, of deft touches, of revealing moments and admirable
description. "
-- The Scotsman

From the Hardcover edition.