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Google Doodle Celebrates Virginia Woolf's 136th Birth Anniversary; A Look Into The Life of The Legendary English Writer

Google Doodle celebrates the 136th birth anniversary of Virginia Woolf, a celebrated English writer who was known for her introspective style of writing and for being one of the very first modernists of her time. Here is a look into the life of the legendary writer.

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Updated:January 25, 2018, 12:33 PM IST
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Google Doodle Celebrates Virginia Woolf's 136th Birth Anniversary; A Look Into The Life of The Legendary English Writer
Google Doodle celebrates the 136th birth anniversary of Virginia Woolf. (Image: Google)
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Google has dedicated its Doodle on Thursday to Virginia Woolf, a world-renowned English writer who is considered to be a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf is widely contemplated as one of 20th century’s foremost modernist. Today marks the 136th birth anniversary of the celebrated author.

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 and was homeschooled for the most part of her childhood, in English classics and Victorian literature. She started writing professionally in 1900 and went on to become a significant member of London’s literary society as well as the Bloomsbury Group. During this course, she came up with timeless literature classics like Orlando, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and many more and was largely celebrated for her poetic take upon examining the complex lives of her characters.

For instance, in her essay titled A Room of One’s Own, she tries to deduce why the history of Western Civilisation reflects such less role of women geniuses. Her style of writing in ‘The Mark on The Wall’ was widely analysed by writers and was used as an avid example of introspective writing.

Much days of her life saw Woolf suffer from mental disorders mostly revolving around depression. At the age of 59, the prolific writer took her own life by drowning into the River Ouse by filling her overcoat pockets with stones.

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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