Virginia Woolf by Ruth Gruber
The Will to Create as a Woman

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Gruber’s groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf—an enduring feminist analysis pairing two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers
In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD—the youngest person ever to do so—with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf’s work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber’s eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman.  Described by Gruber as “the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life,” Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature’s most innovative authors, written by one of America’s most remarkable journalists.

About Ruth Gruber

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Ruth Gruber, now 88, has been a foreign correspondent & author since her early twenties. The author of 15 books & a popular lecturer, Gruber is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors. She lives in New York City.
Published April 17, 2012 by Open Road Media. 166 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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