Portrait of Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) - Wikimedia/George Charles Beresford – Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 26 November 2017: “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”― Virginia Woolf
Born in Middlesex, England on January 25, 1882, (Adeline) Virginia Woolf is one of the most celebrated fiction and non-fiction authors of all time, she is also considered a pioneer modernist novelist.
Woolf authored many great literary works which are still being taught at schools and colleges, the most prominent of her works are: “Mrs. Dalloway” (1923), “The Waves” (1931) and her long essay “A Room of One’s Own” (1929).
Woolf’s above quote can be seen from two points of view which do not contradict; the first is that one should not judge and dissect other people’s actions and behaviors before submitting themselves to the same scrutiny, and the second is that one can never understand people before understanding one’s own self.
● Both Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” and “To the Lighthouse” were adapted to the big screen in 1997 and 1983 respectively.
●Woolf herself has been portrayed in a number of movies, the most notable of which being Nicole Kidman’s rendition in Stephen Daldry’s 2002 drama “The Hours”.
Another quote for the road:
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”