Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

“Lounsberry establishes how central to Woolf’s personal and creative being was diary-writing.”—Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf   “A tour de force. Insightfully retraces Woolf’s movement from joyful confidence to restless struggles, persuasively illustrates the antiwar nature of all of Woolf’s work during the 1930s, and movingly interprets Woolf’s last … Continue reading Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf

Written by Barbara Lounsberry, author of Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read   The great English writer and thinker Virginia Woolf kept a diary from age 14 until four days before her suicide in 1941. Woolf’s beloved works—Mrs. Dalloway, To … Continue reading Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

"Lounsberry is the only scholar to treat Woolf 's diaries for themselves--as works of art, as expressions of her private self, and as testing grounds for her experiments in novel writing."--Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf "Offers a fascinating alternative form of biography. Lounsberry is particularly skillful in combining … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path

Celebrate Women’s History Month with UPF!

This month we’re celebrating amazing women in history. Want to be inspired by stories of women who made a big impact on the natural environment, the arts, literature, culture, and civil rights history in Florida and beyond? Here are eight great reads for Women’s History Month! In this uplifting memoir, Lee Wilson describes how she grand … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with UPF!

March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Modernist Studies Association 2014

This past weekend our acquisitions editor Shannon McCarthy traveled to Pittsburgh to meet with scholars and display UPF books at the annual Modernist Studies Association conference. Take a look at some photos from the book room!  We displayed our newest books in Modernist Studies, and several UPF authors stopped by our tables to say hello: Hear … Continue reading Modernist Studies Association 2014

Becoming Virginia Woolf

NEW! Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read by Barbara Lounsberry “They fascinate us as they fascinate her: those writers who encouraged, warned, comforted, and trained a developing genius.”—Nancy Price, author of Sleeping with the Enemy “Lounsberry’s deeply researched and gracefully written book shows not only Woolf’s development into a great … Continue reading Becoming Virginia Woolf