A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027235677

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy. Virginia Woolf was one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, transformed the art of fiction. The author of numerous novels and short stories, she was also an acknowledged master of the essay form, and an admired literary critic. Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

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

And Three Guineas

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199642214

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 294

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'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.

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.

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870870

Category: Feminism

Page: 288

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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]

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614278214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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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.

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

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

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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 Study Guide to Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide to Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Room of One's Own

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Author: Tim Smith-Laing

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351350064

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.

Granit und Regenbogen

Essays

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104032114

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Virginia Woolfs Gedanken zu Literatur und Leben Ihre Romane gehören zur Weltliteratur, ihre Tagebücher und autobiographischen Schriften sind berühmt. Aber als glänzende, höchst anregende Essayistin ist Virginia Woolf immer noch zu entdecken. Die leidenschaftliche Leserin schrieb viele ihrer Rezensionen und Betrachtungen für das renommierte ›Times Literary Supplement‹ und andere Zeitschriften. Mit schwebender Aufmerksamkeit widmet sie sich den Themen, die Literatur, Kunst und Leben ihr stellen, und offenbart dabei den ganzen Reichtum ihres Wissens und Denkens, die Vielfalt ihrer gestalterischen Möglichkeiten und den Zauber ihrer Prosa. Die beiden Textsammlungen ›Granit und Regenbogen‹ (Bd. 092568) und ›Das Totenbett des Kapitäns‹ (Bd. 092560), ausgewählt aus dem immensen essayistischen Werk, bilden den Abschluss der Ausgabe der Gesammelten Werke von Virginia Woolf.

Liebe Ijeawele

Wie unsere Töchter selbstbestimmte Frauen werden

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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905428

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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Mit fünfzehn Vorschlägen für eine feministische Erziehung wirft die Bestseller-Autorin Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so einfache wie wichtige Fragen auf und spannt den Bogen zwischen zwei Generationen von Frauen – ein Buch für Mütter und Töchter. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Feministin und Autorin des preisgekrönten Weltbestsellers ›Americanah‹, hat einen Brief an ihre Freundin Ijeawele geschrieben, die gerade ein Mädchen zur Welt gebracht hat. Ijeawele möchte ihre Tochter zu einer selbstbestimmten Frau erziehen, frei von überholten Rollenbildern und Vorurteilen. Alles selbstverständlich, aber wie gelingt das konkret? Mit ihrem Manifest ›Liebe Ijeawele. Wie unsere Töchter selbstbestimmte Frauen werden‹ zeigt Chimamanda Adichie, dass Feminismus kein Reizwort ist, sondern eine Selbstverständlichkeit. Mit fünfzehn simplen Vorschlägen für eine feministische Erziehung öffnet sie auch den Blick auf die eigene Kindheit und Jugend. Die junge nigerianische Bestseller-Autorin steht für einen Feminismus, mit dem sich alle identifizieren können. We should all be feminists!

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.