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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books$
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Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954569

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.001.0001

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“Penning and pinning”: Vita, Virginia, and Orlando

“Penning and pinning”: Vita, Virginia, and Orlando

(p.289) “Penning and pinning”: Vita, Virginia, and Orlando
Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Gill Lowe

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the associations of pen and ink with male power and eroticism, arguing that Woolf wrote Orlando as a means to lay claim to her lover Sackville-West.

Keywords:   Virginia Woolf, Female writers, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando, Writing, Pen and ink

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