Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narratives, this title explores passionate family relationships where there is no love, only self-centredness. It is about lovelessness - 'only an idiot has no grief
A dictionary that explores the symbols which abound in literature, religion, national identity and are found at the heart of our dreams and sub-conscious. It includes entries that give its interpretations - sexual and spiritual, official and subversive, cultural and religious - to bring meaning and insight to the symbol.
This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer.