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Virginia Woolf

(1882-1941)

 

—Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Virginia Woolf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
1. Virginia Woolf Marker
Inscription. Pioneer of modernist literature and feminist whose work explored the artistic, sexual and religious roles imposed upon women during her lifetime

Virginia Woolf

 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.736′ N, 122° 26.104′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street near Market Street when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Castro Street Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer Jane Warner (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rainbow Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); James Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Oscar Wilde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Woolf (Biography.com).
Virginia Woolf Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
2. Virginia Woolf Marker - Wide View
This marker is one of twenty installed in September 2014, to honor various notable LGBTQ persons, and it is the first in the series that one would encounter when walking south (on the theater side) on Castro Street from Market Street.
(Submitted on September 22, 2016.)
2. Rainbow Honor Walk Honoree Bios. English novelist, essayist, publisher regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. She experimented with stream-of-consciousness in her works and the underlying psychological as well as emotional motives of characters. She is arguably the major lyrical novelist in the English language. Her novels are highly experimental, showing intense lyricism and stylistic virtuosity. Her popular 1928 novel, Orlando, traces the adventures of an aristocratic poet who changes sex and gender over 300 years. The tale was inspired as a love letter to Woolf’s female lover, Vita Sackville-West. Woolf, along with other writers like Lytton Strachey, Rupert Brooke, Duncan Grant, and Saxon Sydney-Turner formed the nucleus of the intellectual circle of writers and artists known as the Bloomsbury Group. (Submitted on September 22, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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