A Voice of One’s Own

I came across this amazing recording of Virginia Woolf – the inaugural writer of our book club. According to the youtube blurb associated with this video, this is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called “Craftsmanship” and was part of a series entitled “Words Fail Me”.

To me, hearing her actual voice is incredibly gratifying. She’s confident in her diction, sure of her ideas and has such a lovely lilting cadence that makes me want to read A Room of One’s Own again with this very voice in mind. And besides that, what she has to say is unsurprisingly, rather brilliant.


1 Response to “A Voice of One’s Own”

  1. 1 tigerladykatie
    August 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    this is SO cool. she is brilliant.. Words do not live in dictionaries!

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