A Room of One's Own

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547544405

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 7948

Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one’s own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.

A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544535162

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1288

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

A Room of One's Own

Women Writers and the Politics of Creativity

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ellen Bayuk Rosenman

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

View: 8293

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction, wrote Virginia Woolf. Published in 1920, A Room of One's Own has often been heralded as the first modern work of feminist criticism. It remains one of the most widely read, quoted, and analyzed texts of its kind. Ellen Rosenman describes the book's genesis as the sense of exclusion Woolf and many women experienced when confronted with the sexism and elitism of the British university system of their day. Rosenman offers a balanced appraisal, refusing to ignore the difficulties with Woolf's argument and in particular, her inconsistencies and contradictions.

A Room of One's Own & Three Guineas

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027235308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

View: 8410

A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality and a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism. Virginia Woolf makes the connection between war and the economy and a woman's role (or lack there of) in both. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.

Nacht und Tag

Roman

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490488X

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 4403

Virginia Woolfs subtile Gesellschaftskomödie aus viktorianischer Zeit Katharine Hilbery, wohlerzogene Tochter aus der Londoner Oberschicht, ist standesgemäß und langweilig verlobt. Doch sie erliegt der Faszination des jungen Rechtsanwalts und sozialen Aufsteigers Ralph, der sie liebt, aber seinerseits von der Frauenrechtlerin Mary verehrt wird. Katharine entscheidet sich gegen die Konventionen ihrer Herkunft und für ihre Liebe zu Ralph. Ihre Cousine Cassandra schwärmt hingegen für Katharines Verlobten und verzehrt sich deshalb in Gewissensnöten. Spionierende Tanten, verpasste Rendezvous, Eifersucht und gekränkte Eitelkeiten können nicht verhindern, dass die Verliebten zueinander finden.

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139090

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6781

WITH AN INTRODUCTION, PLUS EXTENSIVE NOTES AND REFERENCES BY HERMIONE LEE This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of women, particularly women writers. The sequel, Three Guineas, is a passionate polemic which draws a startling comparison between the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal system and the evils of fascism.

Women and Fiction [A Room of One's Own]

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614278214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 866

2015 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. "Women and Fiction" was first published in the U.S. in Forum Magazine, a prominent literary journal of the 1920's It is the principle essay and title of a series of lectures Woolff delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. This essay and the Lectures would eventually be published as "A Room of One's Own" in 1929. In this essay Woolf traces the reasons for the very limited achievements among women novelists through the centuries. Why did they fail? They failed because they were not financially independent; they failed because they were not intellectually free; they failed because they were denied the fullest worldly experience. Mrs. Woolf imagines what would have happened to a hypothetical sister of Shakespeare (who possessed all his genius) because she lived in the eighteenth century; she insists that, whatever her gifts, no woman in that age of wife-beating could have written the plays. She shows what did happen in the nineteenth century to the Brontes and George Eliot because they lacked full participation in life; even George Eliot, the "emancipated" woman, lived with a man prosaically in St. John's Wood, while Tolstoy roamed the world and lived with gypsies; and "War and Peace" was as impossible for a woman to write then as "Lear" three centuries before. This short essays remains an important feminist text.

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Verstehe deine Vergangenheit, ordne deine Gegenwart, gestalte deine Zukunft

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ryder Carroll

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644403228

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3822

Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

Decorating a Room of One's Own

Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Susan Harlan,Becca Stadtlander

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353420

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 2413

What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family’s cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One’s Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and “interviews” the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One’s Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.

A Room of One's Own

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tim Smith-Laing

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351350064

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8867

A Room of One's Own is a very clear example of how creative thinkers connect and present things in novel ways. Based on the text of a talk given by Virginia Woolf at an all-female Cambridge college, Room considers the subject of 'women and fiction.' Woolf's approach is to ask why, in the early 20th century, literary history presented so few examples of canonically 'great' women writers. The common prejudices of the time suggested this was caused by (and proof of) women's creative and intellectual inferiority to men. Woolf argued instead that it was to do with a very simple fact: across the centuries, male-dominated society had systematically prevented women from having the educational opportunities, private spaces and economic independence to produce great art. At a time when 'art' was commonly considered to be a province of the mind that had no relation to economic circumstances, this was a novel proposal. More novel, though, was Woolf's manner of arguing and proving her contentions: through a fictional account of the limits placed on even the most privileged women in everyday existence. An impressive early example of cultural materialism, A Room of One's Own is an exemplary encapsulation of creative thinking.

Warte bis zum Frühling, Bandini

Roman

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John Fante

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213448

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3779

Die Weihnachtszeit in Rocklin, Colorado, gerät bei den Bandinis, italienischen Einwanderern in ärmlichen Verhältnissen, zur großen Krise. Svevo, der Vater des jungen Arturo Bandini, verliebt sich in die reiche Witwe Hildegarde, und seine Frau kratzt ihm aus Eifersucht beinahe die Augen aus. Auch der vierzehnjährige Arturo wandelt auf Freiersfüßen. Doch die schöne Rosa, die er anbetet, will von ihm nichts wissen. „John Fantes Romane gehören zum Besten, was die amerikanische Literatur je hervorgebracht hat.“ Charles Bukowski „John Fante ist einer der ganz großen West-Coast-Autoren – italienische Leidenschaft gepaart mit californischer Coolness.“ Alex Capus

A Room of One's Own and the Voyage Out

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226799

Category: Feminism

Page: 463

View: 5557

A Room of One's Own has become a classic feminist essay; The Voyage Out is highly significant as her first novel.

Unschuldige

Eine Berliner Liebesgeschichte

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760355X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9660

Berlin in den 50er Jahren: der ideale Tummelplatz für Geheimdienste und Spione jeglicher Couleur. Leonard Marnham, ein englischer Fernmeldetechniker, kommt 1955 mit 26 Jahren nach Berlin, wo er sowjetische Telefonleitungen anzapfen soll. Außerdem verliebt er sich – naiv und schüchtern, wie er ist – in eine vier Jahre ältere Deutsche. Leonard vergräbt sich immer tiefer und auswegloser in fremde, gefährliche Welten und wird von der hübschen Maria in die verborgenen Winkel menschlicher Beziehungen geführt. Marnham fühlt, wie ihm sein Leben entgleitet – und findet es herrlich ...

A Room of One's Own

And, Three Guineas

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140185607

Category: English literature

Page: 364

View: 701

In a lengthy essay, the narrator explores how the different educational experiences privilege men over women. Spending a day in the British Museum Library perusing the scholarship on women, she concludes that most of it -if not all- had been written by men in anger and hostility. The study of history was of no help. So she constructs in her own imagination what she imagines was the plight of women; to this effort she explains the impediments Judith Shakespeare -Shakespeare's sister- would have encountered. She then analyzes the achievements of the major women novelists of the nineteenth century, reflecting on the importance of tradition to an aspiring writer. Following up with living writers, she takes a close look at a novel by one of the narrator's contemporaries. Using a curious metaphor: "a spot the size of a shilling at the back of the head," she urges women to be original, and to write about what others don't see and miss; and that the writing must be smooth and clear: "Not a wheel must grate, not a light glimmer." In one word: writing that is incandescent. The problem as Woof sees it is that to accomplish that fine writing a woman must first achieve intellectual freedom as granted by having a room of one's own and five hundred a year in income. This edition has been re-paraphrased to lighten the density of the heavy paragraphs one finds in the original version. In addition, the work has been subdivided into chapters with appropriate headings. In other words, this is a version for the contemporary reader in the early 21st Century.

Between the Acts and a Room of One's Own

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781394977

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 8815

The novel "Between the Acts" and the extended essay "A Room of One's Own" address issues close to the author's heart.