Tomorrow, August 20th, is the 120th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Lev Grossman talks some Virginia Woolf. Remember last year when he wrote about Virginia’s husband in The Believer? (We’re just trying to give you things to read this weekend.) The short list is announced for the St. Francis literary prize. The writers and their nominated books are: Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination; Joshua Cohen, Witz; Jonathan Dee, The Privileges; Yiyun Li, Gold Boy Emerald Girl; Marlene van Niekerk, Agaat; and Brad […]
Does Leonard Woolf Deserve Mad Crazy Props?
The more I read about Bloomsbury, the more I feel like Leonard Woolf is either a figure in literature that’s just waiting to be discovered, or just a guy with a recognizable name because of his famous wife and friends. Even this recent article by the Guardian about a new exhibit focused on the group Leonard was a part of, mentions his name just once. The most riveting essay I’ve read on Leonard was a piece I chanced upon from […]