Google Doodle celebrates Virginia Woolf’s 136th birthday – CNET


Google’s Doodle celebrating the 136th birthday of novelist Virginia Woolf.


Virginia Woolf was a pioneer in the use of the stream-of-conscious narrative approach, harnessing a poetic vision that elevated sometimes mundane settings while examining the complex interior lives of her characters.  

To celebrate one of the 20th century’s foremost novelists, Google dedicated its Doodle on Thursday to Woolf on the 136th anniversary of her birth.

Born in London in 1882, Woolf was homeschooled in the English classics and Victorian literature for much of her childhood. She began writing professionally in 1900, becoming a significant member of London’s literary society and the Bloomsbury Group, a collective of prominent contemporary intellectuals and artists.

While Woolf grew up surrounded by the London literary scene, it was her childhood memories of visiting the Cornish coast that inspired the settings of the English author’s most powerful narratives, including “To the Lighthouse” (1927).