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October 8, 2012

Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Virginia Woolf      (1882 – 1941)

On this day in 1931 Virginia Woolf’s The Waves was published. She was just forty-nine, and she would live and write for another decade, but this was the last of her major works. Many also say it is the best, and when Leonard Woolf put a memorial plaque in the garden of their home, he chose from among its last lines: “Death is the enemy. Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!” The waves broke on the shore.

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