virginia woolf

This blows my mind. The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice from a BBC radio broadcast in 1937. I am currently re-reading Mrs. Dalloway and she really is a genius. Her words are so rich that sometimes I find myself wanting to read some sentences over and over again.

P.S. You can read the transcript of this interview here. Enjoy!


  1. this is really amazing, this morning I bought a Virginia's 'new' book here called 'time passes' which actually it's not a "new" book the second part of the 'To the lighthouse' book that she had re-writen especially to be translated into french and published as a short story in a french magazine back in 1927. What a coincidence that we were both thinking and reading Virgina today.

  2. how eerie, that's exactly how I imagined her voice. Have you listened to Sylvia Plath reading out her poems? Such a strong, dramatic voice.

  3. I love this! It's amazing how you can find recordings of people you had no idea were available, and all on the internet. I have found recordings of Edna St. Vincent Millay (my favorite poet) and it is amazing to hear her read her own poetry out loud.