Virginia Woolf

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Laura Marcus obituary
Academic, critic and writer who focused on the works of Virginia Woolf, autobiography and the history of cinema

Steven Connor

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher review – the power of invention
A close analysis of the science of stories reveals literature’s ability to change its readers, and the world

Jane Smiley

09, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘You think wrong!’: top 10 rants in literature
Some distrust kvetching in print, but writers from Shakespeare to Valerie Solanas show there’s nothing wrong with constructive – and even destructive – criticism

Lucy Ellmann

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Cambridge college bans swimming at literary skinny-dipping spot
Petition signed by 8,000 after King’s College takes ‘reluctant’ step on River Cam at Grantchester Meadows

Matthew Weaver

02, Jul, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Three weeks is a long time in politics for a creationist | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hiccups | Knickers | Virginia Woolf | Finally in print | Edwin Poots


20, Jun, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Pain on the page: is this the end of the hysterical, ill woman of literature?
From Hilary Mantel to Irenosen Okojie, contemporary writers are rewriting the story of illness and the female body

Arifa Akbar

19, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 novels told in a single day | James Clammer
From James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Nicholson Baker, the ‘circadian novel’ can pack lifetimes of experience into 24 hours

James Clammer

09, Jun, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Clive Bell and the Making of Modernism by Mark Hussey review – a meticulous portrait
A revelatory biography of the Bloomsbury outsider and influential critic who championed modern art

Kathryn Hughes

05, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Be more Alice! The fictional characters with lessons for lockdown
Anxiety, boredom, claustrophobic relationships... characters from Jane Eyre to Mrs Dalloway can provide vital insights into how to live in these anxious times, writes Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

19, Mar, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The Guardian view on moth-watching pleasure: the pest and the beauty | Editorial
Editorial: These insects have declined by a third over 50 years. While their appetites can be a nuisance, ultimately we must protect these gloriously beautiful, elusive creatures


07, Mar, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Will bad leadership on Covid go unpunished?
Letters: Don’t blame the UK’s Covid death toll on our rule-averse culture, writes Robert Webb. Philip Clayton fears the government’s blunders will be rewarded, while Adrian Paterson traces literary references to an earlier pandemic


02, Feb, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Top 10 house parties in fiction | David Leavitt
From Evelyn Waugh to Virginia Woolf and Sally Rooney, these novels offer masterclasses in dialogue-driven narrative

David Leavitt

16, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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