Virginia Woolf Authors In Context

Author : Michael H. Whitworth
ISBN : 9780191604454
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During Virginia Woolf's lifetime Britain's position in the world changed, and so did the outlook of its people. The Boer War and the First World War forced politicians and citizens alike to ask how far the power of the state extended into the lives of individuals; the rise of fascism provided one menacing answer. Woolf's experiments in fiction, and her unique position in the publishing world, allowed her to address such intersections of the public and the private. Michael H. Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations. The book includes a chronology of Virginia Woolf's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Literary Criticism

To The Lighthouse

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 1853260916
Genre : Fiction
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To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage.
Category: Fiction

Virginia Woolf

Author : Nigel Nicolson
ISBN : 9781440679216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An intimate portrait of one of our greatest and most fascinating writers is presented by Nicolson, the distinguished son of British writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West--one of Woolf's closest friends and sometime lover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Virginia Woolf And The Real World

Author : Alex Zwerdling
ISBN : 0520061845
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To Virginia Woolf

Author : Susan Sellers
ISBN : 9781107495531
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Virginia Woolf's writing has generated passion and controversy for the best part of a century. Her novels - challenging, moving, and always deeply intelligent - remain as popular with readers as they are with students and academics. The highly successful Cambridge Companion has been fully revised to take account of new departures in scholarship since it first appeared. The second edition includes new chapters on race, nation and empire, sexuality, aesthetics, visual culture and the public sphere. The remaining chapters, as well as the guide to further reading, have all been fully updated. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf remains the first port of call for students new to Woolf's work, with its informative, readable style, chronology and authoritative information about secondary sources.a
Category: Literary Criticism

Virginia Woolf

Author : Hermione Lee
ISBN : 9781407066240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times. Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her prejudies and obsessions. This is a vivid, close-up portrait, returning to primary sources, and showing Woolf as occupying a distinct, even uneasy position with 'Bloomsbury'. It is a writer's life, illustrating how the concerns of her work arise and develop, and a political life, which establishes Woolf as a radically sceptical, subversive, courageous feminist. Incorporating newly discovered sources and illustrated with photos and drawings never used before, this biography is a revelation -informed, intelligent and moving.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Virginia Woolf

Author : Ruth Gruber
ISBN : 9781453248645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gruber’s groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf—an enduring feminist analysis pairing two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD—the youngest person ever to do so—with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf’s work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber’s eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman. Described by Gruber as “the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life,” Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature’s most innovative authors, written by one of America’s most remarkable journalists.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Writer S Diary

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9780547546919
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing, others that are clearly writing exercises; accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work; and comments on books she was reading. Edited and with a Preface by Leonard Woolf; Indices.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Companion To Virginia Woolf

Author : Jessica Berman
ISBN : 9781118457887
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 21.51 MB
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A Companion to Virginia Woolf is a thorough examination of her life, work, and multiple contexts in 33 essays written by leading scholars in the field. It contains insightful and provocative new scholarship and also sketches out new directions for future research. The essays approach Woolf's writing from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, animal studies, digital humanities, and the law. In addition to providing in-depth discussion of her life and each of her main works, the essays explore the multiple trajectories Woolf’s work travels around the world, from the Bloomsbury Group, and the Hogarth Press to India and Latin America. As multi-faceted and innovative as Woolf's writing itself, this Companion is an important research tool that situates Woolf studies at the vanguard of contemporary literature scholarship and the new modernist studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Virginia Woolf And The Politics Of Style

Author : Pamela J. Transue
ISBN : 0887062865
Genre : Philosophy
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This readable, informed, and insightful book illustrates the effects Virginia Woolf s feminism had on her art. Woolf s committed feminism combined with her integrity as an artist and her ability to metamorphose ideology into art make her work particularly suitable for a study of the complex relationship of polemic to aesthetics. There is hardly a more crucial issue for the feminist artist today, who must seek a successful fusion of her principles with her art. For the student of this art Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style provides a means to evaluate the success or failure of these strategies. While Woolf s essays reflect a strong if somewhat quirky feminism, she was highly critical of didacticism in fiction. For that reason her novels at first glance appear relatively free of polemic. Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style reveals that her feminism is more accurately described as latent in the novels, having been merged into the aesthetic components of style, structure, point of view, and patterns of imagery."
Category: Philosophy