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Adeline Virginia Woolf, English writer, born died on the 28 March During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Virginia Woolf, Writers And Poets, Book Writer, Book Authors, Bloomsbury Group, English Writers, Portraits, Role Models, Famous People

Top 10 Suicidal Writers - Listverse

Although the image of the tortured artist might seem like a stereotypical archetype, there seems no shortage of evidence that people of a creative bent often suffer from mental illness. The examples are manifold--- Van Gogh, the painter who had, according to art critic Robert Hughes “…fits of despair and hallucination during which he could not work, and in between them, long clear months in which he could and did, punctuated by extreme visionary ecstasy.” He was known for cutting off his ear…

Margaret Atwood is signing a limited number of books tonight; I think that's wise because it honors her boundaries as a writer. Margaret Atwood, Veronica Roth, Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Science Fiction, Writing Resources, Neil Gaiman, Writers Write, Women In History

Margaret Atwood's Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Over the past few weeks we’ve been posting top ten lists from some of the world’s best and most famous writers. The lists were first published in The Guardian newspaper in 2010 in a series…

“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female--whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” 20 Photos And Quotes From The Badass Simone De Beauvoir That Will Inspire You Looks Style, My Style, Writers And Poets, Great Women, Marie Claire, Look Fashion, Role Models, Rihanna, Beautiful People

Discovering Simone de Beauvoir

Discovering Simone de Beauvoir | Adventures on the Bookshelf

Griffin Dunne is raising funds for The Joan Didion Documentary on Kickstarter! We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live, the first and only documentary about Joan Didion. Made with Joan, using Joan's words. Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz, Writers And Poets, Writers Write, Feminist Writers, Tilda Swinton, Maria Callas, Richard Avedon, Joan Didion Quotes

Joan Didion: From the Face of Céline to the Subject of a New Photography Exhibition

Joan Didion: From the Face of Céline to the Subject of a New Photography Exhibition

Aphra Behn was a British playwright, poet and fiction writer from the Restoration period. She was born near Canterbury in Playwright, Bibliophile, Like You, Writer, Fiction, Canterbury, History, Reading, Poet

Squashed and Nicely Abridged Books - Oroonoko

Nicely Abridged Books - Oroonoko

Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism Jean Paul Sartre, Audre Lorde, Sartre Frases, Germaine Greer, Expressive Art, Image Archive, Portraits, Meaning Of Love, Women In History

Remarkable Women project by Armelle Falliex

The text all around the painting says, "The free woman is being born". It is the essence of the essay "The Second Sex (1949)" in which de Beauvoir says "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman". It is also a way for Armelle Falliex