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Phyllis Rose


Phyllis Rose


Phyllis Rose is the author of A WOMAN OF LETTERS, a biography of Virginia Woolf that was a finalist for the 1979 National Book Award; PARALLEL LIVES: Five Victorian Marriages; JAZZ CLEOPATRA: Josephine Baker in Her Time; THE YEAR OF READING PROUST: A Memoir in Real Time; and two collections of essays. She is also the editor of THE NORTON BOOK OF WOMEN'S LIVES. 

Books by Phyllis Rose

by Phyllis Rose - Essays, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction

Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the “real ground of literature,” she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES.