Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

46 Handwritten: January 19, 1930

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

46 Handwritten: January 19, 1930

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Jan:19, 1930.

569. Sprowston Road,

Norwich.

Dear Miss Woolf,

Please do not be outraged by my writing to thank you for your joyous & beautiful essay 'A Room of One's Own'. You will probably think me mad or a publicity-fiend. I assure you I am neither, but only a humble admirer of your talent, who has the courage to believe that, though a successful writer, you may be human at the same time.

I wish there were some other way than trying to crystallize in words my feeling of gratitude for what you have done--for the amount of pleasure given by your Essay--for the thoughts of wisdom stored in it. It seems so abundantly time that someone had these thoughts, & stirred up others to have them and act on them too. If you will allow me to say so, without being thought impertinent, but just because, as in Miss Carmichael's novel, "Chloe liked Olivia," I do think, and I am sure many hundreds of other women think like me, that you have done our sex a great service, one which a part of them will not easily let die. …

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