Julia Briggs

Standard Name: Briggs, Julia


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Anthologization Hope Mirrlees
Virginia Woolf hand-set the edition. The colophon uses the sign of the constellation Ursa Major (as did those of HM 's three novels).
Briggs, Julia. “The Wives of Herr Bear”. London Review of Books, pp. 24 - 5.
Suzanne Henig reprinted it in the Virginia Woolf Quarterly in 1972...
Friends, Associates E. Nesbit
EN first met Alice Hoatson , who became her husband's life-long lover. Biographer Julia Briggs calls Hoatson her intensest and most painful friendship.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson, 1987.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson, 1987.
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Ellen Harrison
JEH 's work exerted a palpable influence on the Modernist movement in literature, and both her persona and her life's work were represented, sometimes in much modified form, in many creative texts. Critic Julia Briggs
Intertextuality and Influence E. Nesbit
In this work (influenced, says Julia Briggs, by the work of Hesba Stretton ) the children find the lost treasure that will enable Arden Castle (a symbol of English history) to be restored.
Briggs takes...
Literary responses Elizabeth Bowen
Julia Briggs considered that another story in this collection never really closes the gap between its fearful vision and its humdrum setting.
Briggs, Julia. Night Visitors. Faber, 1977.
Literary responses E. Nesbit
Briggs calls this a most readable book, a pure romance full of happy improbabilities pegged down by telling concrete details, rich with her own passionate enthusiasms and prejudices.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson, 1987.
Literary responses Elizabeth Bowen
For Julia Briggs this story was the masterpiece of the volume into which it was later collected.
Briggs, Julia. Night Visitors. Faber, 1977.
Literary responses Elizabeth Bowen
Bowen described these stories as flying particles of something enormous and inchoate.
Kenney, Edwin J. Elizabeth Bowen. Bucknell University Press, 1975.
Taken singly, they are disjected snapshots—snapshots taken from close up, too close up, in the middle of the mêlée of a battle...
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
Leonard Woolf , reading the typescript of this novel at the end of February 1941, judged it to be more vigorous and pulled together than most of her other books, to have more depth and...
Literary responses Hope Mirrlees
Julia Briggs reads the text as a roman à clef in which Scudéry is an unflattering portrait of Natalie Barney (whom HM would have encountered when herself living in Paris) while Harrison appears as the...
Literary responses Hope Mirrlees
Paris was received by an appreciative audience. Before its publication Virginia Woolf described it as very obscure, indecent, and brilliant.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne TrautmannEditors , Hogarth Press, 1980.
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As Julia Briggs observes, its readership remained strictly limited; [but] those, like T. S. Eliot
Literary responses Hope Mirrlees
Growing interest in HM was reflected in Julia Briggs 's discussion about her contributions to modernist literary culture in her Reading Virginia Woolf, 2006. Recognition of the significance of the author's work has grown...
Occupation E. Nesbit
A few years later she believed, as if she had entered into one of her own fantasies for children, that she had found out the Shakespeare cipher, which comes out as definitely as the result...
Publishing E. Nesbit
A poem by EN entitled A Year Ago appeared in Good Words; it is her earliest work in print that biographer Julia Briggs has been able to track down.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson, 1987.
Publishing E. Nesbit
From early in her marriage EN began writing seriously for periodicals, for the sake of the income she could bring in. She submitted work in prose and poetry to the radical Weekly Dispatch, The...


After 18 February 1914
Leonard Woolf published his second novel, The Wise Virgins (which he had begun to write on his honeymoon). Quite different in genre from his first, it is a roman à clef reputedly presenting harsh caricatures...
When Julia Ballam (an undergraduate at St Hilda's College, Oxford , who later became the scholar Julia Briggs) got pregnant, the college stripped her of her scholarship, but more remarkably for this date they did...
October 2014
Forty years after it had become one of the first five Oxford men's colleges to admit women, Hertford College marked the occasion by replacing its dining-hall portraits of male eminences with striking black-and-white photographs of...