Vita’s Legs single work   poetry   "They said: ‘Some caressing"
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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  • Author's notes:

    ‘Some bedding, some caressing’ is from Virginia Woolf: A Biography by Quentin Bell. New York: Harcourt Brace Janovich 1972. p.119.

    Woolf describes Vita’s legs as ‘slender pillars’ that ‘stride, with 11 Elk hounds . . . through [her] ancestral woods’ in A Change of Perspective: The Letters of Virginia Woolf 1923-1928. Ed.Nigel Nicholson. London:Chatto & Windus, 1981. p,150. Also refers to the coffins of English ancestory under her dining room floor.

    Woolf compares Vita’s legs to beech trees in a letter to Clive Bell in Virginia Woolf:A Biography by Quentin Bell.

  • Epigraph: ‘When a woman learns to walk she’s not dependent anymore a line from her letter May 24’. The Go-Betweens.

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    y Creatrix no. 3 December 2008 Z1913396 2008 periodical issue 2008
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