Virginia woolf



Susanne Kuhlendahl

Knesebeck Verlag

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21.5 x 29.0 cm
128 pages
Colour illustrations throughout


The dramatic life story of the author of Orlando, Mrs Dalloway and A room of One’s own, interpreted for the first time as a graphic novel

This graphic biography of Virginia Woolf sketches a detailed and sensitive picture of one of the literary giants of the 20th century and shows how central writing was to her life. Plagued by spiritual crises throughout her life, with her sharp pen, the renowned author nevertheless left her mark in a male-dominated world and was a pioneer in the fields of emancipation and feminism, sexuality and gender identity. Her long inner struggle ended with suicide – yet Virginia Woolf was not a victim, but a strong and feisty woman whose work still bears testimony to her genius.

For the first time, a graphic novel sheds light on the life of one of the most important female authors of the 20th century.


The dramatic life of a great and multi-faceted female author

Portrait of a strong woman who wrestled with her demons and left her mark in a world dominated by men

Already a pioneer in her lifetime, writing on the topics of emancipation and feminism, sexuality and gender identity

Susanne Kuhlendahl

Susanne Kuhlendahl is an illustrator. While the- re are many ways to gain access to the hearts and minds of readers, she chooses the path of generating understanding and elucidation by means of images. Her particular passion is for telling complex stories in pictures, in graphic novels which allow the reader to experience emotions and events first-hand. A qualified designer, she works for well-known publishers of textbooks, children's and handicrafts books and calendars, is married and has three grown-up children.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger