The misinterpretation of Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter

She left behind a remarkable body of work — from her poignant diaries to her magnificent essays to her little-known children’s books to “the longest and most charming love letter in literature” — and a cohort of heartbroken friends, but the most stirring thing she left behind was her suicide letter to her husband Leonard.



  • Stu Mark

    Thanks for this. It means quite a bit.

  • Wooloomooloo

    The article unfortunately doesn’t consider the context of 1941 Britain, and the war. The notion of a high profile aristocrat ‘giving up’ was an anathema. I think the writers’ heart is in the right place, but it’s a spectacularly misplaced gesture.