The NYRB Holiday Sale is on! Spend $75 or more to receive a free tote bag! (Offer not available for any Book Club orders.)

Additional Book Information

Series: Notting Hill Editions
ISBN:
Pages: 184
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

From Notting Hill Editions

Essays on the Self

by Virginia Woolf, with an introduction by Joanna Kavenna

$15.16 $18.95

Hardcover
Available as an e-book from these retailers
This title can be purchased from your favorite e-book retailer, including many independent booksellers.

Buy on Amazon Buy on iBooks Buy on Barnes & Noble

The Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection series brings together the great essayists of the past, introduced by contemporary writers. Essays on the Self is a surprising collection spanning twenty-one years of Virginia Woolf’s life, from the ages of thirty-seven to fifty-eight, the year before her suicide. The question of the self is central, in some way, to every essay in this book. Whether she is discussing the rights of women, the revolutions of modernity, social inequality, or the future of the novel, Woolf acknowledges that a writer’s task is to find a unique self through which to view the world. The thirteen essays are introduced by the novelist Joanna Kavenna.

by Virginia Woolf, introduction by Joanna Kavenna

Praise

Underpinning all of the essays is the question of what it means to have a sense of self. A question that, in the age of the selfie, seems utterly topical.
—Julia Bell, Writers’ Hub, University College London

Thought-provoking...a real treat for Woolf fans.
Virginia Woolf Blog

The essays...are sublime moments in intellectual history, while also being entertaining and accessible.
Shiny New Books