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Virginia Woolf

The Will to Create As a Woman

Virginia Woolf( )
Author: Gruber, Ruth
ISBN:978-1-4532-5383-0
Publication Date:Apr 2012
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Book Format:Ebook
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This groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf is also an account of the intertwined lives of two extraordinary women.   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...
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Pages:180
Author Biography
Gruber, Ruth (Author)
Ruth Gruber was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30, 1911. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree in German at the University of Wisconsin, and a doctorate in German literature at the University of Cologne. She became a photojournalist and author who documented Joseph Stalin's gulags, life in Nazi Germany, the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947.

She wrote 19 books during her lifetime, mostly based on her own experiences, including Destination Palestine: The Story of the Haganah Ship Exodus 1947, I Went to the Soviet Arctic, and Witness: One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story. Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America was made into a two-part CBS mini-series in 2001. She died on November 17, 2016 at the age of 105.

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