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Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury

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Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Sigrid Nunez
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

With this slim fictional biography of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s marmoset, Nunez pays amusing homage to Virginia, whose 1933 Flush was a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel. The tiny monkey, Mitz, is adopted by the Woolfs (or Woolves, as they were known among their friends) and quickly becomes one of the family, gamboling with such luminaries as T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster, and accompanying the couple on vacations. Though it’s factually based on diaries, letters, and memoirs, Nunez’s Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury still offers a slice of pure whimsy. B+

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