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On Being Ill

About the Book

On Being Ill

"On Being Ill" is an essay by Virginia Woolf that appeared in T. S. Eliot's "The New Criterion" in January 1926. The essay sought to establish illness as a serious subject of literature along the lines of love, jealousy and battle. Woolf explores the taboos associated with illness, and she discusses how illness transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us.

On Being Ill
by Virginia Woolf

  • Publication Date: September 11, 2014
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • ISBN-10: 161427696X
  • ISBN-13: 9781614276968