“There has never been a woman’s autobiography…chastity and modessty I suppose have been the reason. Now why shouldn’t you be not only the first woman to write an opera, but equally the first to tell the truths about herself? Isn’t the great artist the only person to tell the truth? I should like an analysis of your sex life. As Rousseau did his. More introspection. More intimacy.”

– Virginia Woolf
(In a letter to Ethel Smythe, 1940)

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