Virginia Woolf Icon
From Virginia Woolf's 1937 appearance on the cover of Time magazine to her current roles in theater, film, and television, Silver traces the often contradictory representations and the responses they provoke, highlighting the recurring motifs that associate Virginia Woolf with fear. By looking more closely at who is afraid and the contexts in which she is perceived to be frightening, Silver illustrates how Virginia Woolf has become the site of conflicts about cultural boundaries and legitimacy that continue to rage today.
Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson
Introduction: The Versioning of Virginia Woolf
Part 1. Negative Encounters: The "Intellectual" Media
Prelude. Anger and Storytelling: Whose Story Counts?
Section 1. The Columbia Stories
Section 2. The New York Review of Books
Section 3. How the Greats Are Fallen
Part 2. Starring Virginia Woolf
Take 1. Production Notes
Take 2. Time: Virginia Woolf Joins the "All-Star Literary Vaudeville"
Take 3. A Writer's Diary and the "Real" Virginia Woolf
Take 4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Virginia Woolf Becomes a Household Name
Take 5. Quentin Bell's Biography and Historical Products Inc.: Family Portraits
Take 6. Virginia Woolf's Face
Take 7. British Graffiti: Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Take 8. Tom & Viv & Virginia & Edith & Ottoline & Vita & Carrington
Take 9. Fashion Stills
Part 3. Doubled Movements
Move 1. The Politics of Adaptation; Or, the Authentic Virginia Woolf
Move 2. The Monstrous Union of Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe
Afterword: Virginia Woolf Episodes