Virginia Woolf

eine Einführung

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Author: Willi Erzgräber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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A Writer's Diary

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547546912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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In her journals and writing exercises, this novelist “comes to us with all the brilliance, perceptiveness, and restraint we could wish” (Kirkus Reviews). From 1918 to 1941, even as she penned masterpiece upon masterpiece, Virginia Woolf kept a diary. She poured into it her thoughts, feelings, concerns, objections, interests, and disappointments—resulting in twenty-six volumes that give unprecedented insight into the mind of a genius. Collected here are the passages most relevant to her work and writing. From exercises in the craft of writing; to locations, events, and people that might inspire scenes in her fiction; to meditations on the work of others, A Writer’s Diary takes a fascinating look at how one of the greatest novelists of the English language prepared, practiced, studied, and felt as she created literary history. Edited by and with a preface from her husband, Leonard Woolf, A Writer’s Diary is a captivating must-read study for Woolf fans, aspiring writers, and anyone who has ever wanted a glimpse behind the curtain of brilliance.

Virginia Woolf and the Real World

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Author: Alex Zwerdling

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520061842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works

Selected Essays

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she analysed so rewardingly, Woolf displayed her essay-writing skills across a wide range of subjects, with all the craftsmanship, substance, and rich allure of her novels. This selection brings together thirty of her best essays, including the famous 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', a clarion call for modern fiction. She discusses the arts of writing and of reading, and the particular role and reputation of women writers. She writes movingly about her father and the art of biography, and of the London scene in the early decades of the twentieth century. Overall, these pieces are as indispensable to an understanding of this great writer as they are enchanting in their own right. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Waves

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224108

Category: Classical fiction

Page: 172

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Introduction and Notes by Deborah Parsons, University of Birmingham. 'I am writing to a rhythm and not to a plot', Virginia Woolf stated of her eighth novel, The Waves. Widely regarded as one of her greatest and most original works, it conveys the rhythms of life in synchrony with the cycle of nature and the passage of time. Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The subsequent continuity of these six main characters, as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions, is interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature. In pure stream-of-consciousness style, Woolf presents a cross-section of multiple yet parallel lives, each marked by the disintegrating force of a mutual tragedy. The Waves is her searching exploration of individual and collective identity, and the observations and emotions of life, from the simplicity and surging optimism of youth to the vacancy and despair of middle-age.

Virginia Woolf

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Author: Hermione Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407066242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

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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.

Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context)

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Author: Michael H. Whitworth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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During Virginia Woolf's lifetime Britain's position in the world changed, and so did the outlook of its people. The Boer War and the First World War forced politicians and citizens alike to ask how far the power of the state extended into the lives of individuals; the rise of fascism provided one menacing answer. Woolf's experiments in fiction, and her unique position in the publishing world, allowed her to address such intersections of the public and the private. Michael H. Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations. The book includes a chronology of Virginia Woolf's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe

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Author: Mary Ann Caws,Nicola Luckhurst

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847143059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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The intellectual scope and cultural impact of British writers cannot be assessed without reference to their European fortunes. These essays, prepared by an international team of scholars, critics and translators, record the ways in which Virginia Woolf has been translated, evaluated and emulated in different national and linguistic areas of Europe. Diverse as her reception has been, as analyst of consciousness, as a decadent (censored and banned), as stylistic innovator of Modernism, as crusading feminist and socialist, and as a model for other writers, she has emerged as one of the foremost writers and principal icons of the century.

Virginia Woolf

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Author: Nigel Nicolson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440679215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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An intimate portrait of one of our greatest and most fascinating writers is presented by Nicolson, the distinguished son of British writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West--one of Woolf's closest friends and sometime lover.

Virginia Woolf and the Great War

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Author: Karen L. Levenback

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In Virginia Woolf and the Great War, Karen Levenback focuses on Woolf's war consciousness and how her sensitivity to representations of war in the popular press and authorized histories affected both the development of characters in her fiction, nonfictional and personal writings. As the seamless history of the prewar world had been replaced by the realities of modern war. Woolf herself understood there was no immunity from its ravages, even for civilians. Levenback's readings of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Years, in particular - together with her understanding of civilian immunity, the operation of memory in the postwar period, and lexical resistance to accurate representations of war - are profoundly convincing in securing Woolf's position as a war novelist and thinker whose insights and writings anticipate our most current progressive theories on war's social effects and continuing presence.

Die Fahrt hinaus

Roman

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904871

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Nach einer behüteten Kindheit bei ihren »kleinen, ziemlich blassen« Tanten in Richmond bricht Rachel Vinrace auf dem Schiff ihres Vaters, der ›Euphrosyne‹, nach Südamerika auf. Während dieser ›Fahrt hinaus‹ erfährt sie zum erstenmal »eine Offenbarung ihrer eigenen Persönlichkeit, eine Offenbarung von sich selbst als wirklichem, dauerhaftem Ding, verschieden von allem anderen, unverschmelzbar, wie das Meer oder der Wind«. In Santa Marina wird Rachel in den privilegierten englischen Zirkel aufgenommen, aber sie ist abgestoßen von der sterilen Selbstzufriedenheit der Menschen, denen sie dort begegnet. Selbst die Liebe und das Glück, die sie mit dem jungen Schriftsteller Terence Hewett findet, können sie nicht völlig befriedigen, denn »sie wollte viel mehr als die Liebe eines einzigen Menschen«. Rachels plötzlicher Tod unterstreicht die Hoffnungslosigkeit und zugleich die Schönheit ihres romantischen Idealismus.

Virginia Woolf

The Will to Create as a Woman

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Author: Ruth Gruber

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453248641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Gruber’s groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf—an enduring feminist analysis pairing two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD—the youngest person ever to do so—with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf’s work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber’s eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman. Described by Gruber as “the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life,” Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature’s most innovative authors, written by one of America’s most remarkable journalists.

Virginia Woolf

The Patterns of Ordinary Experience

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Author: Lorraine Sim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317001605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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In her timely contribution to revisionist approaches in modernist studies, Lorraine Sim offers a reading of Virginia Woolf's conception of ordinary experience as revealed in her fiction and nonfiction. Contending that Woolf's representations of everyday life both acknowledge and provide a challenge to characterizations of daily life as mundane, Sim shows how Woolf explores the potential of everyday experience as a site of personal meaning, social understanding, and ethical value. Sim's argument develops through readings of Woolf's literary representations of a subject's engagement with ordinary things like a mark on the wall, a table, or colour; Woolf's accounts of experiences that are both common and extraordinary such as physical pain or epiphanic 'moments of being'; and Woolf's analysis of the effect of new technologies, for example, motor-cars and the cinema, on contemporary understandings of the external world. Throughout, Sim places Woolf's views in the context of the philosophical and lay accounts of ordinary experience that dominated the cultural thought of her time. These include British Empiricism, Romanticism, Platonic thought and Post-Impressionism. In addition to drawing on the major novels, particularly The Voyage Out, Mrs. Dalloway, and To the Lighthouse, Sim focuses close attention on short stories such as 'The Mark on the Wall', 'Solid Objects', and 'Blue & Green'; nonfiction works, including 'On Being Ill', 'Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor-car', and 'A Sketch of the Past'; and Woolf's diaries. Sim concludes with an account of Woolf's ontology of the ordinary, which illuminates the role of the everyday in Woolf's ethics.

Virginia Woolf

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Author: Renate Wiggershaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 181

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Biografie der englischen Autorin Virginia Woolf, die parallel zum Lebenslauf und zur literarischen Entwicklung das gesellschaftspolitische Engagement Woolfs in der Frauenbewegung beleuchtet.

Mrs Dalloway

Roman

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104000891

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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. Mit seinen kühnen Sprüngen in die Bewusstseinsströme der Protagonisten zählt ›Mrs Dalloway‹ längst zu den Klassikern der Moderne. Ob erotische Phantasien beim Einkauf in der Stadt, ob Todesängste oder die Erinnerung an alte Träume – was den Roman so einzigartig macht, ist Virginia Woolfs wacher Sinn für die Brüchigkeit unserer Existenz.

Virginia Woolf

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Author: Robin Majumdar,Allen McLaurin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724047

Category: Reference

Page: 484

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This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

A Room of One's Own

And, Three Guineas

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192834843

Category: English fiction

Page: 433

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This volume combines two books by Virginia Woolf which are among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. They consider the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence.

Virginia Woolf

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Author: Joan Bennett

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521099516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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Behind this study of Virginia Woolf's novels is an intense interest in the person revealed in the novelist. The criticism is warm as well as acute and the whole study is felt to be a tribute reasoned and justified.

Virginia Woolf and the Visible World

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Author: Emily Dalgarno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521033602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Dalgarno examines Woolf's engagement with notions of the visible.