Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Book designers, apparently.
How else to explain the insipid imagery that fronts so many of her books? Here’s Mrs. Dalloway illustrated by a pensive woman in pastels. Here’s To The Lighthouse illustrated by a pensive woman in pastels. And here’s A Room of One’s Own illustrated by--yep--a pensive woman in pastels. What a shame that the thought and imagination inside of Woolf's books aren't reflected on the outside.
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