"Skillfully rendered and emotionally insightful." "Publisher's Weekly" "Vincent is a sensitive recorder of a mind's movements as it shifts in and out of inspiration, and as it fights before submitting to despair." Carlene Bauer, "New York Times Book Review" "Adeline" is a moving....portrait of what it means to be brilliant and tormented. Understanding Woolf s darkness is as difficult as understanding some of her work, but Vincent rises to the challenge, creating something beautiful in the process. "City Journal" Daring [Vincent s] psychological approach is intriguing. "USA Today " "Adeline..."[is] a bookthat brings Virginia Woolf to life in a way no other in recent memoryhas. Bethanne Patrick, Lit Hub "Readers in search of a crash course on the Bloomsbury circle and the machinations of Woolf's fevered mind will appreciate Vincent's attempts to illuminate both, but her dark portrait of Woolf's agonizing journey through a life marked by psychic pain will hold the most appeal for those already familiar with this sad story of genius and madness." "Kirkus" "[An] electrifyingly good novel....by a master of discomfort." "New Statesman" "Norah Vincent s new novel, "Adeline," is a bold portrait of Virginia Woolf from her conception of "To the Lighthouse" in 1925 to her suicide in 1941...The reader comes to understand Virginia s complex artistic process and her lifelong struggle with mental illness." "Historical Novel Society" Adeline is an intimate portrait of a sister, a wife, a woman, and most importantly, an artist. In this vivid, deeply moving novel, Vincent brings us beyond the world of legend directly into the passions, the struggles, the ambitions and finally the genius that is Virginia Woolf. Alison Smith, author of"Name all the Animals" Adelinedeftly walks the fine line between story and scholarship---an entirely fresh reading of Woolf'swork, brought alive by a writer of considerable imagination, insight, and skill. Marya Hornbacher, author of"WastedandMadness" "Spare, exacting, deeply imagined, Adelinebrings us as close as we are likely to get to the secret negotiations that fed Woolf s art. Kathleen Hill, author of"Who Occupies This House" Adelineisa singular feat of the creative imagination in which the reader is taken inside the consciousness of a major artist in a way that is both completely believable and commandingly compelling. It is wholly worthy of its great subject. Terry Teachout, author of"Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington""
Reseña del editor
From a" New York Times" best-selling author, a boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf that sheds new light on the events that preceded her fatal immersion in the River Ouse in 1941 On April 18, 1941, twenty-two days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vincent s "Adeline" reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the riverbank, offering us a denouement worthy of its protagonist. With poetic precision and psychological acuity, Vincent channels Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, laying bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements andtheir failings, from the inside out.And haunting every page isAdeline, the name given to Virginia Stephen at birth, which becomes the source of Virginia sgreatest consolation, and hergreatest torment. Intellectually and emotionally disarming, "Adeline "a vibrant portrait ofWoolf and her social circle, the infamous Bloomsbury Group, and a window into the darkness that both inspired and doomed them all is a masterpiece in its own right by one of our most brilliant and daring writers."
Tapa dura: 288 páginas
Editor: Houghton Mifflin (7 de abril de 2015)