Virginia Woolf in London - 18 May, 1920

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924, page 39:

Gordon Square begins again & like a snake renews its skin outworn - that's the nearest I can come to a quotation...There's an open door to be passed first, though, & Sophie inside, & one who beneath a weight of flesh & bone proved to have the body of Annie Chart in her. Nessa is right at the top...Then, talk talk; & as we were despatching the superficial & reaching the easy-intimate, I had to tear off, in the rain, to Wigmore Hall.  Sat between Oliver & Saxon; & these musical people dont listen as I do, but critically, superciliously, without programmes.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924 (:London, 1978), p. 39. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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written by Antonín Dvorák, César Franck, Maurice Ravel
performed by Bohemian String Quartet, Fanny Davies

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:15:47 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:31:19 +0000