Things you might not know about Virginia Woolf

  1. ‘Virginia’ was Woolf’s middle name: her full name was Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen). 2. Woolf was born in 1882, the same year as James Joyce; she died in 1941, the same year as James Joyce. They never met. 3. Woolf’s father, Leslie Stephen, was the son-in-law (through his first marriage) of the famous Victorian novelist William Makepeace …

Interview with Professor Yang Lixin

Translating Virginia Woolf British Literature in China today Chinese books we should read   How did you first become interested in the Bloomsbury group?   Several years ago, when I began to collect materials for a research project on ‘Virginia Woolf’s Translation and Reception in China’, I read work by other important members of the Bloomsbury group such as E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Vita Sackville-West and Julian …