only after a writer is dead: the recorded voice of virginia woolf

(The recorded voice of Virginia Woolf)

“Only after a writer is dead…”

If you enter the John Ritblat Gallery in the British Library from the upper level and turn left to the first list of recordings, you can listen on headphones to a short extract from Virginia Woolf’s only recording. Part of a BBC radio broadcast on 29 April 1937, the recording was only a short part of ‘Craftsmanship’ (reprinted in The Death of the Moth).

Interestingly, it starts one sentence earlier than we usually hear, with: ‘Only after the writer is dead…’

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