Mitchell A. Leaska


Mitchell A. Leaska, Professor of Humanities at New York University, is the author of The Novels of Virginia Woolf and editor of Woolf's early journals, A Passionate Apprentice, which was named among the year's most notable books by The New York Times Book Review.

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

"Among the greatest pleasures provided by these two decades of well-edited letters is the chance to recall every love affair's keenest intoxication." —The New York Times Book Review

"Vita's letters to Virginia are ardent, seductive, sexy, politically wise and powerfully enduring. Brilliantly edited, with excerpts from Virginia Woolf's replies, these lyrical (often flamboyant) letters are a timely gift." —Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933

"A documentary both of an emerging lesbian consciousness and of a turning point in twentieth-century literary history." —Lambda Book Report

"A rare glimpse into a literary love story." —Bay Area Reporter