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This is a study of the close relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell. It uncovers a remarkable creative relationship, sustained by tensions caused by both proximity and distance, supporting Woolf's confession that she wrote more for her sister than for anyone. This is a study of the close relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell. It uncovers a remarkable creative relationship, sustained by tensions caused by both proximity and distance, supporting Woolf's confession that she wrote more for her sister than for anyone.


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This is a study of the close relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell. It uncovers a remarkable creative relationship, sustained by tensions caused by both proximity and distance, supporting Woolf's confession that she wrote more for her sister than for anyone. This is a study of the close relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell. It uncovers a remarkable creative relationship, sustained by tensions caused by both proximity and distance, supporting Woolf's confession that she wrote more for her sister than for anyone.

35 review for The Sisters' Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell

  1. 4 out of 5

    F.J. Commelin

    Mayer not always easy to read , this study where Virginia paints in words and and Vanessa writes in images is certainly worthwhile.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    Although many of the comparisons made by Gillespie between Virginia Woolf's and her sister, Vanessa Bell's aesthetics and belief systems about art and literature were interesting, this book read like a Masters degree thesis. It's very, very repetitive and there were times when I thought the author was drawing connections out of thin air, stretching similarities to the point at which they nearly snapped. I am very interested in Bell and her art, and so continued to read through although I felt li Although many of the comparisons made by Gillespie between Virginia Woolf's and her sister, Vanessa Bell's aesthetics and belief systems about art and literature were interesting, this book read like a Masters degree thesis. It's very, very repetitive and there were times when I thought the author was drawing connections out of thin air, stretching similarities to the point at which they nearly snapped. I am very interested in Bell and her art, and so continued to read through although I felt like stopping after the first 150 pages. If you like theory and are interested in Woolf and Bell, perhaps you'll enjoy reading this, but it wasn't for me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ann Piccirillo

  4. 5 out of 5

    Niamh

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  6. 4 out of 5

    Peter Wise

  7. 4 out of 5

    Laura J. W.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

  10. 5 out of 5

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  11. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christine (Padfoot's Library)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

  14. 4 out of 5

    Darren L.

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    Leo Leoson

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    Jim Jarvise

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    Gina Ruiz

  21. 4 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

    JSA Lowe

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Misha Mathew

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    K.O.

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    Elizabeth Sheehan

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  32. 4 out of 5

    Grammie Jones

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  34. 5 out of 5

    Diane

  35. 4 out of 5

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