in London - mid June, 1927

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, page 139:

Now the moths will I think fill out the skeleton which I dashed in here: the play-poem idea: the idea of some continuous stream, not solely of human thought, but of the ship, the night &c, all flowing together: intersected by the arrival of the bright moths.  A man & a woman are to be sitting at table talking.  Or shall they remain silent? It is to be a love story: she is finally to let the great moth in...But it needs ripening.  I do a little work on it in the evening when the gramophone is playing late Beethoven sonatas. (The windows fidget at their fastenings as if…   more >>

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 139. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: London

Listening to

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written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time mid June, 1927
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


The 'play-poem idea' was Woolf's novel 'The Waves'.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:57:50 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:31:37 +0000