Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Lettere Animate Editore

ISBN: 8868820137

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9959

Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West, it is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels. The novel has been influential stylistically, and is considered important in literature generally, and particularly in the history of women's writing and gender studies. It has inspired adaptations: in 1989 director Robert Wilson and writer Darryl Pinckney collaborated on a theatrical production. A film adaptation was released in 1992, starring Tilda Swinton as Orlando and Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I. Another stage adaption by Sarah Ruhl premiered in New York City in 2010.


Eine Biographie


Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104014531

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6198

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.

Aestheticism & Modernism

Debating Twentieth-century Literature 1900-1960


Author: Richard Danson Brown,Suman Gupta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351683

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 445

View: 1537

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.

The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf


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.

A Companion to Literary Biography


Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 987

An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries. The editor – an esteemed literary biographer and noted expert in the field – has encouraged contributors to explore the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the writing of biographies of writers. The text examines how biographers have dealt with the lives of classic authors from Chaucer to contemporary figures such as Kingsley Amis. The Companion brings a new perspective on how literary biography enables the reader to deal with the relationship between the writer and their work. Literary biography is the most popular form of writing about writing, yet it has been largely neglected in the academic community. This volume bridges the gap between literary biography as a popular genre and its relevance for the academic study of literature. This important work: Allows the author of a biography to be treated as part of the process of interpretation and investigates biographical reading as an important aspect of criticism Examines the birth of literary biography at the close of the seventeenth century and considers its expansion through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries Addresses the status and writing of literary biography from numerous perspectives and with regard to various sources, methodologies and theories Reviews the ways in which literary biography has played a role in our perception of writers in the mainstream of the English canon from Chaucer to the present day Written for students at the undergraduate level, through postgraduate and doctoral levels, as well as academics, A Companion to Literary Biography illustrates and accounts for the importance of the literary biography as a vital element of criticism and as an index to our perception of literary history.

The Trickster


Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604134453

Category: Fools and jesters in literature

Page: 270

View: 4690

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.

Quell der Einsamkeit


Author: Radclyffe Hall

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576659

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 1639

»Quell der Einsamkeit« erzählt die Geschichte von Stephen Gordon, einer Frau aus der britischen Oberschicht, die eigentlich ein Sohn hätte werden sollen. Von Kind an hat Stephen das Gefühl, dass mit ihr etwas nicht stimmt - dass sie anders ist: Sie trägt gern Männerkleidung, begeistert sich für Fuchsjagd und Fechtkunst und verliebt sich von früher Jugend an in Frauen - zunächst in das Hausmädchen Collins, später in die mondäne Angela Crossby, deren eifersüchtigen Ehemann Stephen durch ihre Bewunderung seiner Rosenzucht zu beschwichtigen sucht. Als Krankenwagenfahrerin im Ersten Weltkrieg lernt Stephen schließlich Mary Llewellyn kennen und lieben. Die beiden Frauen gehen in den zwanziger Jahren nach Paris, schaffen sich zusammen ein Heim und schließen Freundschaften, doch ihr gemeinsames Glück ist massivem gesellschaftlichen Druck ausgesetzt ... »Quell der Einsamkeit« ist ein bis heute faszinierender historischer Roman und kann als ein Vorläufer von Leslie Feinbergs »Stone Butch Blues« gelten. Er löste Debatten über Sexualität, Homosexualität und Geschlechterrollen aus, die noch immer andauern.

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style


Author: Pamela J. Transue

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887062865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 4010

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.

Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-garde

War, Civilization, Modernity


Author: Christine Froula

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 9178

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.

Wie die Steeple Sinderby Wanderers den Pokal holten



Author: J.L. Carr

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189467

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6362

Eine kleine Geschichte über den einen großen Moment im Leben Ein winziges Dorf in den Hochmooren von Yorkshire: Alex Slingsby ist Exfußballprofi, Grundschullehrer in Sinderby – und ein Mann mit Ambitionen. Unterstützt vom Schuldirektor, einem Exilungarn mit Doktor in Philosophie, nimmt er sich des amateurhaften örtlichen Fußballteams an. Die beiden bilden ein unkonventionelles Trainergespann. So wird etwa eine der zentralen Positionen im Team vergeben, frei nach dem Motto: »Ein Torwart muss kein guter Fußballer sein, er muss nur Raumgefühl besitzen«. Zu diesem Torhüter (der überdies noch leidenschaftlich gerne aufräumt) gesellen sich ein leicht depressiver Stürmerstar und der Pfarrer, dessen Schwester eine überzeugte Zeugin Jehovas ist. Und tatsächlich formiert sich aus einem Haufen Außenseiter nach und nach eine Mannschaft. Wie durch ein Wunder schaffen es die einfachen Männer aus Sinderby bis ins Finale des F. A. Cups im Wembleystadion. Aber dieser große Moment ist leider viel zu schnell vorbei ... J. L. Carrs Roman ist viel mehr als ein Buch über Fußball – es ist eine Geschichte vom Erfolg des Underdogs, eine Geschichte voller unvergesslicher Charaktere und mit viel Witz, die doch von einer leisen Melancholie durchwirkt ist. Mit einem Vorwort von Saša Stanišić.

Virginia Woolf


Author: Hermione Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407066242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

View: 6168

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.

Heritage Film

Nation, Genre, and Representation


Author: Belén Vidal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 6685

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.

Rebirth and Renewal


Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

View: 5867

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

Forces of Nature

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


Author: Bernadette H. Hyner,Precious McKenzie Stearns

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 5511

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.

"Für viele stehen, indem man für sich steht"

Formen literarischer Selbstbehauptung in der Moderne


Author: Eckart Goebel,Eberhard Lämmert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050083298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

View: 4466

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.

Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists


Author: Michael Lackey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623561825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 1081

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.

The Elusive Self

Psyche and Spirit in Virginia Woolf's Novels


Author: Louise A. Poresky

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874131703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 1550

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.