Biographies live or die by the documents their subjects leave behind. If the paper trail is thin—few letters or bills, not much in the way of diaries—filling out even a basic life’s outline, especially from the distance of years and years, gets increasingly tougher. All the people who knew the subject die, and with…
A rare correspondence from Virginia Woolf to her nephew Julian has surfaced, and in it, Woolf takes a critical eye to his poetry: "My dear Julian. I like the poem very much. It still wants CURRENCY I think. When did you write it?" The letter most likely dates back to 1929. [The Paris Review]
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