Wednesday, April 28, 2010
FBC Summer Reading: Orlando
My first summer reading suggestion for the FBC is 'Orlando' by Virginia Woolf.
"Written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend, the charismatic, bisexual, writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock 'biography' of a chameleon-like historical figure who changes sex and identity at will. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through three centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf's present day."