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May 21, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
What follows is the only known surviving recording of Virginia Woolf, part of a BBC radio broadcast from 1937. The talk is titled “Craftsmanship.”
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May 21, 2013 at 11:14 am
Wow. Writers owe you a debt of gratitude for this.
Words: “They hate being useful. They hate making money. They hate being lectured about in public.”
And thanks to Woolf.
May 21, 2013 at 11:19 am
I’ve always thought she sounded a bit like Dame Edna. Side-by-side comparison here.
Gerard O. Hemmerle |
May 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm
May 22, 2013 at 8:08 am
Carrie Ballard |
May 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm
When she says beauty, glory, and question, I cringe. We would recognize that pronunciation today as coming from a poseur. Is it just that it seems old-fashioned, or is it (dare I say it) pompous?
May 30, 2013 at 10:58 am
She has a slight period accent. Sounds similar to my Grandmother.
Where do you live that she sounds like a “poseur”?
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