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Bertrand Russell in the second volume of his Autobiography writes of that other
Cambridge philosopher Wittgenstein: "He was perhaps the most perfect example
of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense and ...
In a large ground-floor sitting-room of Monks House the thousands of books
which we had had in London were piled on tables, chairs, and all over the floor. I
had always had a passion for buying and accumulating books, and so had
... that all passion is spent. And one of the pleasures which all my life I have found
to be most reliable and to have remained unaffected by the vampirism of senility
is the pleasure of writing. It is, oddly enough, a physical as well as a mental ...
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review