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Virginia Woolf is simultaneously one of the most influential and misunderstood writers of all time. In this collection of early stories, readers can experience the literary innovations that would make Woolf so. This new edition also contains an introduction which new readers may find helpful.
Ms. Woolf's influence can be seen in such writers as David Foster Wallace, Ursula K. Le Guin, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, John Barth, Zadie Smith, Heidi Julavitz, Dave Eggers, Giannina Braschi, Michael Chabon, Samuel Beckett, Ann Beattie, Chuck Palahniuk, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Grace Paley, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kelly Link, Jonathan Lethem, among others. Fans of these writers might especially enjoy this collection.
Whether you are new to Woolf or have been reading her for years, the audiobook version of this collection provides a fresh take on one of Woolf's early works. Mr. Marcopolos takes an hermeneutical approach to his job as audio performer, in an effort to provide both additional poignance and approachability to these stories.
Frank Marcopolos (1972- ) founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." One reviewer said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach."
Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable… recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed."
Frank's unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, underground mixtapes, and on YouTube, with lifetime listens to his audiobooks achieving over 1,000,000 "views" there. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and records at The Bookquarium Recording Studio.