Moments of Being: Listen to the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf
03:32 pm


Virginia Woolf


“Words do not live in dictionaries, they live in the mind.”

Virginia Woolf discusses words, language and writing in this the only surviving recording of her voice.

Originally broadcast for a programme entitled Words Fail Me, by BBC Radio, on April 29th, 1937. Woolf’s almost regal pronunciation can be heard reading her essay on “Craftsmanship,” which was later published in The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942).

The transcript of this broadcast can be found here.

H/T Art Is Now

Posted by Paul Gallagher



comments powered by Disqus