Download e-book for iPad: A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

ISBN-10: 0547546912

ISBN-13: 9780547546919

A useful advisor to the paintings and brain of Virginia Woolf, drawn by means of her husband from the non-public checklist she stored over a interval of twenty-seven years. incorporated are entries that confer with her personal writing, others which are basically writing routines; bills of individuals and scenes proper to the uncooked fabric of her paintings; and reviews on books she was once analyzing. Edited and with a Preface via Leonard Woolf; Indices.

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And waited. Harris never appeared, and she went home at about one o’clock in the morning. His secretary then rescheduled the audition for September 15, same time, same place—but with the same result. Another appointment was made for September 21. That was the date of what became known as the Great Hurricane of 1938. Winds howled through Central Park at sixty miles per hour; the waters of New York Harbor overflowed by seven feet; disaster affected tens of thousands from Long Island to Maine and destroyed hundreds of homes; and there were power failures, injuries and deaths over the course of three days.

Lastfogel cabled edgily across town to Goldwyn on July 17, 1940; that evoked an immediate response—the test would be set for four weeks hence. But in the ways of Hollywood, one month stretched to eight. Finally, Teresa arrived in Los Angeles for her screen test, which was completed on March 6, 1941; it thoroughly impressed Wyler and confirmed Goldwyn’s initial zeal. Perhaps planning for Teresa’s eventual withdrawal from Life With Father, Goldwyn sent a note of gratitude to Oscar Serlin on March 24, thanking him for permitting Teresa to fly to California for the test.

From January 1939, Teresa played Emily at theatres in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Lexington (Kentucky), Boston, Providence, New Haven, Los Angeles, Chicago—and in Maplewood, where her father joined the townspeople in a Welcome Home celebration after the performance. C. Sherburne, “took occasion to compliment Miss Teresa Wright on her performance, in which he was roundly seconded by the audience. She has a glow that sets her apart. She brings to Emily, both as child and woman, a completeness of assimilation,” by which Sherburne probably meant that she seamlessly conveyed Emily’s character development.

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