Leonard Woolf's "I": Reading the Autobiographies

Herz, Judith Scherer
April 2007
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920;2007, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p158
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This article discusses writer Leonard Woolf's autobiography and the relationship of the writer to his own ego. The author sees Woolf as an observer and recorder of larger surrounding events in which he is a small participant, if at all. Woolf sees the past receding into the future and the very process of writing the autobiography as a continuous part of and movement into the future, which itself should be part of the autobiography. There is no sense that he is trying to discover himself in his writing.


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