Orlando

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Author: Woolf, Virginia

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1772469866

Category: Drama

Page: 182

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Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's partner, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and accessible novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies.

Orlando: A Biography

A Biography

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 807484501X

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Orlando: A Biography" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Orlando: A Biography, is a fictional work published in 1928. Virginia Woolf was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period. The novel is semi-biographical based and dedicated to Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West. Well regarded for it's impact on gender studies and the stylized approach in which it portrays women. The novel was conceived as a "writer's holiday" from more structured and demanding novels. Woolf allowed neither time nor gender to constrain her writing. The protagonist, Orlando, ages only thirty-six years and changes gender from man to woman. This pseudo-biography satirizes more traditional Victorian biographies that emphasize facts and truth in their subjects' lives. Although Orlando may have been intended to be a satire or a holiday, it touches on important issues of gender, self-knowledge, and truth with Virginia Woolf's signature poetic style.

Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808014996

Category: Study Aids

Page: 50

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Orlando: A Biography with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf, which tells the story of the titular young nobleman who wakes up one day as a woman and lives for centuries without visibly ageing. Through this transformation, Woolf explores love, gender roles and the restrictions imposed on women by society. The character of Orlando was inspired by Woolf’s friend and lover Vita Sackville-West, and was described by Sackville-West’s son as “the longest and most charming love letter in literature”. The novel remains one of Woolf’s most popular novels, and has been studied extensively by academics in the fields of women’s writing and gender studies. Find out everything you need to know about Orlando: A Biography in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Aestheticism & Modernism

Debating Twentieth-century Literature 1900-1960

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Author: Richard Danson Brown,Suman Gupta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351683

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 445

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Textbook introduction to key debates from the early twentieth century to modernisms emerging between First and Second World Wars. Examines in detail texts by Chekhov, Mansfield, Gibbon, Eliot, Woolf, Brecht and Okigbo.

Orlando

Eine Biographie

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104014531

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Vierhundert Jahre im Leben Orlandos: Im 16. Jahrhundert ist er ein hübscher Page mit literarischen Ambitionen am englischen Hof, als Gesandter in Konstantinopel wird er eine Frau, lebt bei einem Zigeunerstamm, kehrt als große Dame der Gesellschaft des 18. Jahrhunderts nach England zurück, sucht, als Mann verkleidet, verbotene Abenteuer, verliebt sich und ist, in der Gegenwart angekommen, eine erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin. Diese einzigartige, virtuose Romanbiographie gehört zu den unvergänglichen Werken der Weltliteratur.

The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf

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Author: Jane Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139457888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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For students of modern literature, the works of Virginia Woolf are essential reading. In her novels, short stories, essays, polemical pamphlets and in her private letters she explored, questioned and refashioned everything about modern life: cinema, sexuality, shopping, education, feminism, politics and war. Her elegant and startlingly original sentences became a model of modernist prose. This is a clear and informative introduction to Woolf's life, works, and cultural and critical contexts, explaining the importance of the Bloomsbury group in the development of her work. It covers the major works in detail, including To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway, The Waves and the key short stories. As well as providing students with the essential information needed to study Woolf, Jane Goldman suggests further reading to allow students to find their way through the most important critical works. All students of Woolf will find this a useful and illuminating overview of the field.

The Trickster

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Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604134453

Category: Fools and jesters in literature

Page: 270

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Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

"Für viele stehen, indem man für sich steht"

Formen literarischer Selbstbehauptung in der Moderne

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Author: Eckart Goebel,Eberhard Lämmert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050083298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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An Biographien und am Schreibverhalten von Autoren zwischen der Mitte des 18. und der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts, der ,klassischen' Epoche des auf sich gestellten "freien Schriftstellers", sind wiederkehrende Verhaltensmuster zu beobachten. Auf Regularien, denen auch die betonte Individualität unterworfen bleibt, lenkt der Band den Blick, vielfach in Auseinandersetzung mit der "Feldtheorie" Bourdieus. Die Studien nehmen die Affinität zwischen dem freien Künstler und dem freien Unternehmer ernst. Sie analysieren den Hang zu aristokratischer Selbsteinschätzung, der häufig zum Auslöser einer nicht selten umfassenden Zeit- und Gesellschaftskritik wird, beschreiben die einsamkeitsgenerierende Exterritorialität, die in Umbruchsituationen umgekehrt die Macht des Wortes auch im Schulterschluß mit der neuen Macht erprobt, die Sehnsucht des Einzelgängers, einmal auch die Stimme Vieler, womöglich eines ganzen Volkes zu sein. Und thematisieren folglich auch eine mögliche extreme Folge: das Exil. Sichtbar wird eine permanente Dialektik zwischen poésie pure und littérature engagée. Diese Dialektik und nicht etwa Fixierungen in der einen oder anderen Richtung sind der Epoche des "freien Schriftstellers" eigentümlich. Zugleich reflektieren die Studien das intensivierte Bewußtsein, daß gegenwärtig eine Hegemonie der gelesenen oder unbegleitet vorgetragenen Literatur abgelöst wird von einer Vielfalt literarisch-audiovisueller Darstellungsformen.

Women's Voices on American Stages in the Early Twenty-First Century

Sarah Ruhl and Her Contemporaries

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Author: L. Durham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728711X

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Women are at the center of American theatre and have the potential to shape the cultural imagination of theatre-goers as a complex new era unfolds. Sarah Ruhl, one of the twenty-first century's most honored playwrights, is read in concert with her contemporaries whose writing also wrestles with the vexing issues facing Americans in the new century.

Rebirth and Renewal

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Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

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Discusses the themes of rebirth and renewal throughout world literature, citing examples from Virgil, Shakespeare, Dante, Dickens, and Chaucer.

Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-garde

War, Civilization, Modernity

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Author: Christine Froula

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe "might really be on the brink of becoming civilized," as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinished Enlightenment project of human rights, democratic self-governance, and world peace—and, in E. M. Forster's words, "the only genuine movement in English civilization"— the 1914 "civil war" exposed barbarities within Europe: belligerent nationalisms, rapacious racialized economic imperialism, oppressive class and sex/gender systems, a tragic and unnecessary war that mobilized sixty-five million and left thirty-seven million casualties. An avant-garde in the twentieth-century struggle against the violence within European civilization, Bloomsbury and Woolf contributed richly to interwar debates on Europe's future at a moment when democracy's triumph over fascism and communism was by no means assured. Woolf honed her public voice in dialogue with contemporaries in and beyond Bloomsbury— John Maynard Keynes and Roger Fry to Sigmund Freud (published by the Woolfs'Hogarth Press), Bertrand Russell, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, and many others—and her works embody and illuminate the convergence of aesthetics and politics in post-Enlightenment thought. An ambitious history of her writings in relation to important currents in British intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book explores Virginia Woolf's narrative journey from her first novel, The Voyage Out, through her last, Between the Acts.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Orlando Bloom - Famous Actors

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Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ever wondered how Orlando Bloom rose to stardom? Orlando Bloom was born on January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, England. Before Bloom even set foot on earth, his family name was well-known across the countryside. Bloom’s mother was a respected foreign language teacher who provided linguistic tutoring for international students studying in Great Britain. Bloom’s father, Harry, was an internationally-renowned author whose lifelong battle against the apartheid in South Africa had won him global recognition and appreciation from his academic peers. For more interesting facts you must read the biography. Grab your biography book now!

The Elusive Self

Psyche and Spirit in Virginia Woolf's Novels

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Author: Louise A. Poresky

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874131703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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The complex novels by Virginia Woolf are seen with clarity and coherence in "The Elusive Self," a thorough and detailed literary interpretation by Louise A. Poresky. The result is a reliable map that guides the reader through the nine novels. Adding the wisdom of religion and psychology to her literary criticism, Dr. Poresky demonstrates how Woolf's characters strive to achieve personal wholeness. The quest progresses sequentially through the novels as a major character in each work struggles against certain demons, whether the superficial dictates of society or the voices that say women cannot be artists, and thus realizes the difference between ego and essence.

Heritage Film

Nation, Genre, and Representation

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Author: Belén Vidal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical debates around the heritage film, from its controversial status in British cinema of the 1980s to its expansion into a versatile international genre in the 1990s and 2000s. This study explores the heritage film in light of questions of national identity in film and television, industry and funding, and history, gender and representation. Using a wide range of examples and including an in-depth analysis of three case studies – Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Joyeux Noël (2005) and The Queen (2006) – this book presents the heritage film as a thriving phenomenon at the centre of contemporary European cinema.

Forces of Nature

Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture

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Author: Bernadette H. Hyner,Precious McKenzie Stearns

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 1984

In Forces of Nature, the authors investigate the relationships between the natural world and gender and sexuality. The authors explore the frameworks within which femininity and nature have been constructed, as well as the impact nature has had on our understandings of masculinity, homosexuality, and heterosexuality. For some writers nature has restorative powers, for others nature embodies violence and destruction. Yet, one common thread runs across all of the chapters in this collection: nature and animals can not be separated from the human experience. Forces of Nature brings to light the intimate connection humans have with the natural world and provides students and scholars with innovative readings of both canonical and noncanonical texts.

Biography

A Brief History

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Author: Nigel Hamilton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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For what purpose and for whom has biographical pursuit endured, and how does it play such a contested, popular role in contemporary Western culture, from biopics to blogs, memoirs to docudramas? Award-winning biographer Hamilton addresses these questions in an incisive and vivid narrative that will appeal to students of human nature and self-representation across the arts and sciences.

Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists

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Author: Michael Lackey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623561825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their individual works. These interviews do more than just define an innovative genre of contemporary fiction. They provide a precise way of understanding the complicated relationship and pregnant tensions between contextualized thinking and historical representation, interdisciplinary studies and 'truth' production, and fictional reality and factual constructions. By focusing on classical and contemporary debates regarding the nature of the historical novel, this volume charts the forces that gave birth to a new incarnation of this genre.