• Give Virginia Woolf a Day of Her Own

    by  • June 4, 2013 • Of Note, Opinions

    portrait of Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf, age 20, (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) by George Charles Beresford. (Source – Wikimedia Commons)

    “While I would never begrudge Ulysses its well deserved day in the sun, the “Bloomsday” tradition has overshadowed another equally influential and, in many ways, strikingly similar epic of early 20th century Modernist literature.” – John Weeks, Grub Street Daily

    Should not Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs Dalloway” be celebrated equally alongside Joyce’s “Bloomsday” this month?

    “Woolf faced a harsh gender bias throughout her career. Despite being born into literary aristocracy, she had a much harder time publishing her work than Joyce did. And once published, she had a much harder time gaining recognition. Today’s women writers face a similar bias.” – John Weeks, Grub Street Daily

    Be sure to read the entirety of John Week’s well-stated opinion.


    Don Schaefer is a MALC steering committee member who works with many artist-related issues. He is co-administrator of Pro-Imaging.org and Campaign Director for Artists-Bill-of-Rights.org.