A Room of One's Own

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547544405

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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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 & Three Guineas

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027235308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

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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.

A Room of One's Own

Women Writers and the Politics of Creativity

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Author: Ellen Bayuk Rosenman

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

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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.

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

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614278214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 2011

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.

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139090

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.

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

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Author: Susan Harlan,Becca Stadtlander

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353420

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 1962

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 and the Voyage Out

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226799

Category: Feminism

Page: 463

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

A Room of One's Own

And, Three Guineas

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140185607

Category: English literature

Page: 364

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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.

Kew Gardens

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100925831

Category:

Page: 46

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Between the Acts and a Room of One's Own

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781394977

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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

What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen

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Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364114311X

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

Raum

Roman

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Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492954480

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Auch seinen fünften Geburtstag feiert Jack in Raum. Raum hat eine immer verschlossene Tür, ein Oberlicht und ist 12 Quadratmeter groß. Dort lebt der Kleine mit seiner Mutter. Dort wurde er auch geboren. Jack liebt es fernzusehen, denn da sieht er seine »Freunde«, die Cartoonfiguren. Aber er weiß, dass die Dinge hinter der Mattscheibe nicht echt sind – echt sind nur Ma, er und die Dinge in Raum. Bis der Tag kommt, an dem Ma ihm erklärt, dass es doch eine Welt da draußen gibt und dass sie versuchen müssen, aus Raum zu fliehen ... »Nerven zerreißend und fesselnd. ›Raum‹ – angeregt von der wahren Geschichte über Elisabeth Fritzl, eingesperrt mit ihren Kindern von ihrem Vater – ist die Geschichte einer Mutter und ihres Sohnes, deren Liebe sie das Unglaubliche überleben lässt.« Psychologies ZUM SPECIAL

Warte bis zum Frühling, Bandini

Roman

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Author: John Fante

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213448

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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