January 25, 2012
Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century was born 130 years ago on January 25, 1882. Raised in a literate and vivid household, she spent a lot of time in his father's library and soon decided to become a writer. Though she began writing professionally quite early, her first important novel, Mrs. Dalloway was only published in 1925. In her novels, she often describes the struggles of women with capturing visual impressions. Throughout her life, Virginia Woolf had several periods of severe depression and nervous breakdown. Her poor nerve couldn't bear the destruction of her London home during World War II, so in March 1941 she filled her pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse and drowned herself.