Lighting the Cave: The Relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

  title={Lighting the Cave: The Relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf},
  author={Louise A. Desalvo},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={195 - 214}
  • Louise A. Desalvo
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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