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September 1, 2011

Virginia Woolf speaks: the only known recording of her voice

From Open Culture: "The clip above features the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It comes from a 1937 BBC radio broadcast. The talk, entitled 'Craftsmanship,' was part of a series called 'Words Fail Me.'" 

From mhpbooks: "She talks about the difficulty of using English  words. According to Woolf, their long history weights them down, despite the fact that neologisms spring to our lips with ease."

Transcript of the recording here.

I found reading along silently while she read aloud enchanting.

[via @kirstinbutler]

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