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Author Smyth, Katharine, 1981- author.

Title All the lives we ever lived : seeking solace in Virginia Woolf / Katharine Smyth.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Smyth,K SMY    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages[299]-302).
Summary 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.
Subject Smyth, Katharine, 1981-
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. To the lighthouse.
Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers -- Death.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781524760625 (hardback)
1524760625 (hardback)
9781524760649 (ebook)

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