As well as being one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Virginia Woolf was also a prolific essayist. In Walter Sickert: A Conversation (first published in 1934), Woolf argues for a close connection between the visual arts and literature and for Sickert's pre-eminence among living painters. The essay takes us behind the scenes at a ...Read MoreAs well as being one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Virginia Woolf was also a prolific essayist. In Walter Sickert: A Conversation (first published in 1934), Woolf argues for a close connection between the visual arts and literature and for Sickert's pre-eminence among living painters. The essay takes us behind the scenes at a dinner party among liiterary friends who have recently attended a Sickert exhibition. The language employed is vivid and quite unlike conventional art criticism. One, on entering the show, became "all eye. I flew from colour to colour, from red to blue, from yellow to green. Colours went spirally through my body lighting a flare as if a rocket fell through the night..." Another argues that Sickert's skills as a portraitist make him "a great biographer...When he paints a portrait I read a life" Another argues that "He is more of a novelist than a biographer...He likes to set his characters in motion, to see them in action". On one thing they all agree: Sickert "is probably the best painter now living in England". Making this unique and little known book available again for the first time since its original publication, this new edition features the original cover artwork, a charming pen-and-ink drawing by Virginia Woolf's sister, the artist Vanessa Bell.Read Less
Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. 39p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm. Includes: illustrations, portraits. Previous ed.: [London]: Hogarth, 1934.
Fair. No Dust Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Ex-Library. Light impression and rust stains from paperclip to top edge of front pages. Sticker on tail spine end. Stamp on edges of text-block. Library markings (stamps, stickers and writing) on endpages and title page. Bound into pamphlet binder. Wraps lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Sticker on front and rear of binder. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 133357.
Fair. A tan to the book cover. Darkened tan to the page edges. Light shelfwear. (Hence Acceptable) Good reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Very Good. 28 pages, 12mo. Scarce. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London. Made and printed in Great Britain by The Garden City Press, Letchworth, Herts. Light blue soft wraps with string-bound spine, black illustration on front cover of table setting. Shelfwear: light scuffing along edges and covers, heavy tanning along cover edges, moderate tanning along page edges. Otherwise, volume is tightly bound with clean and crisp pages. No marks. Volume is in Very Good condition.
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