Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Virginia Woolf on Words


i saw this video on the feminist website jezebel.com

"Our business is to see what we can do with ... the English language as it is." According to Woolf, it is not the position of writers to produce new words, but to arrange existing ones in new ways. But this is apparently the only recording of Woolf speaking, so it is well worth listening to although the audio quality isn't great.

(also, if you don't read Jezebel, you should. i'm not a fan of many of the celeb articles, but there are very intelligent commenters, which is rare for the internet; and some very thought provoking articles about women in the workplace and women in pop culture)

EDIT: aha! there is a transcript of the recording here

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