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‘The Proper Writing of Lives’: Biography versus Fiction in Woolf’s Early Work

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651856 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0003
‘The Proper Writing of Lives’: Biography versus Fiction in Woolf’s Early Work

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This chapter discusses the earliest short stories of Woolf, including their use of different forms of life-writing, and shows that Woolf used the short story as a space for active experiment, as well as for experimenting with ideas which would later call for longer treatment. It looks at Woolf’s experiments with fictionalising biography and (auto)biographical fiction, which eventually led to ‘The Mark on the Wall’.

Keywords: short stories; life-writing; fictionalisation; biography; (auto)biographical fiction; Mark on Wall

Chapter.  7811 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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