chapter  11
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As has been demonstrated, the question of the artist’s relationship to others and the surrounding world is one that intrigued Woolf throughout her writing career; her consideration of the matter in her essays and fictional portrayals of artist-figures of varying kinds and degrees-practicing, amateur, and aspiring-attest to this lifelong preoccupation.1 As these portrayals are also complex and highly individual, attempting to make generalizations based on them is fraught with difficulty and the danger of oversimplification.