: Marianne Novy
University of Illinois Press
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: Chapters. in. a. Woman. Writer's. Autobiography . . .
depressed to feel I'm not a poet. Next time I shall be one. Virginia Woolf, Diary, 5:
35, 24 November 1936 In her last, unfinished essay, "The Reader," Woolf wrote
that all Shakespeare criticism is "autobiographical" because Shakespeare
inexhaustibly mirrors his readers: "every critic finds his own features in
variety is such that every one can find scattered here or there .
. . some one of his own ...