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By Virginia Woolf

"By turns lyrical, self-mocking, and outlandish, Woolf's meditation at the perils and privileges of the sickbed lampoons the loneliness that makes one 'glad of a kick from a housemaid.' while Woolf imagines good looks in a frozen-over backyard . . . it sort of feels much less a triumph of nature than of art."—The New Yorker

"Brilliant and beautiful."—Francine Prose, Bookforum

"[A] long-neglected reverie on ailment . . . reprinted through the sterling Paris Press. it is a wonderful and abnormal booklet, charged with confined emotion and surprising humor."—Los Angeles occasions booklet Review

"The resurrection of this forgotten paintings on disease is a boon certainly. . . . this is often Woolf at her spangled best."—Booklist

In this poignant and funny e-book, Virginia Woolf observes that no man or woman is spared toothaches, colds, and the flu. but illness—transformative and as universal as love and war—is hardly ever the topic of well mannered dialog, not to mention literature. This paperback facsimile of the 1930 Hogarth Press variation, with Hermione Lee's creation to Woolf's lifestyles, paintings, and On Being Ill, is perfect for publication teams, normal readers, scholars, caregivers, and naturally someone being affected by a chilly or extra severe illness.

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is without doubt one of the maximum literary geniuses of the 20th century. Her groundbreaking books comprise Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and A Room of One's Own.

Hermione Lee is the well known writer of Virginia Woolf. Her different best-selling biographies comprise Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Philip Roth. She is president of Wolfson collage, collage of Oxford, England.

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