Saturday, June 8, 2013

Paperback 654: Virginia Woolf / Monique Nathan (Grove/Evergreen P34)

Paperback 654: Evergreen Profile Book P34 (PBO, 1961) (trans. from Fr.)

Title: Virginia Woolf
Author: Monique Nathan (trans. Herma Briffault)
Cover artist: photo cover

Yours for: $14


Best things about this cover:

  • I got this only because it seemed so unusual—a picture-heavy mass-market paperback bio of a major English author (and not a more likely subject for such a book, such as, say, Shaun Cassidy or Justin Bieber).
  • Then again, Grove Press was doing experimental, off-beat stuff all the time.
  • "Endpapers" are photos of waves.
  • There really are a shit-ton of b&w photos, and a short anthology of Woolf's work at the back.
  • Inscription: "For Kay from Mrs. Watson / 1964"; there's a whole novel right there.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Bah!

Page 123~

To find it good, lacking fame, to cloak oneself in proud solitude is not always merely a theatrical attitude. 


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