is implicitly in the position of the civilized
The novel is also an affectionate portrait of Sackville-West
, who, because she was a woman, could not inherit Knole.
If her Orlando is an imaginative reinvention of Vita Sackville-West
, then Potter's Orlando is an imaginative reinvention of Sally Potter.
discusses the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
as reciprocal, in opposition to previous ideas that Woolf influenced Sackville-West
's works, examining their work in that context and how it was a way for them to express their desires.
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West
to Virginia Woolf, originally published in 1985, was put together at the behest of Nigel Nicolson, Vita's son and literary executor, whose Portrait of a Marriage (1973) contained Vita's "confession" of her love affair with Violet Trefusis.
Whatever artistic achievement and domestic bliss eluded Sackville-West
in daily life flourished in her gardens.
Persian love greeting to Virginia Woolf from Vita Sackville-West
also called Vita, in full Victoria Mary Sackville-West
, married name Nicolson(b.
claimed never to have read the Georgics, but when alerted to the echoes in her own undertaking, responded to those intuitive affinities by playing upon the analogy.
He was hotly supported by his fans, including Dame Edith Sitwell (she judged him "that very rare being, a born writer"), Cyril Connolly, Vita Sackville-West
and John Lehmann.
Zoob notes how Virginia Woolf, with Vita Sackville-West
("one of the most exciting gardeners of the century") on hand for gardening advice, "hardly exchanged a word on the subject in nearly twenty years" of lengthy correspondence ().
Romantic Sissinghurst Castle Garden, created by writer and horticulturalist Vita Sackville-West
, is famous for its creative flair, colour and surprising vistas.