Virginia Woolf’s Quarrel with Grieving, Spilka, Mark. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1980. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 142pp. with; notes, bibliography, and index. Blue boards with black titles. Volume and unclipped jacket are in mint condition without markings, tears etc.
An oft-cited analysis of the biographical, literary, and cultural implications of Woolf’s lifelong quarrel with grieving. “…our own refusals to mourn owes much . . . to the transition from Late-Victorian effusiveness to modern prudery and reticence which Virginia Woolf and others like her have made for us. Her quarrel with grieving is very much our quarrel…”. Mark Spilka, is a professor and scholar of English literature at Brown University. He has authored several books including: Dickens and Kafka: A Mutual Interpretation; Hemingway’s Quarrel with Androgyny; The Love Ethic of D. H. Lawrence. 3781 $25