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.

A Companion to Virginia Woolf

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Author: Jessica Berman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118457889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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A Companion to Virginia Woolf is a thorough examination of her life, work, and multiple contexts in 33 essays written by leading scholars in the field. It contains insightful and provocative new scholarship and also sketches out new directions for future research. The essays approach Woolf's writing from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, animal studies, digital humanities, and the law. In addition to providing in-depth discussion of her life and each of her main works, the essays explore the multiple trajectories Woolf’s work travels around the world, from the Bloomsbury Group, and the Hogarth Press to India and Latin America. As multi-faceted and innovative as Woolf's writing itself, this Companion is an important research tool that situates Woolf studies at the vanguard of contemporary literature scholarship and the new modernist studies.

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

Mit Virginia Woolf durch England

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Author: Luise Berg-Ehlers

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752005

Category: Travel

Page: 199

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Die Stationen führen quer durch ganz England. Wir erleben das London der Bloomsbury Group und von Mrs. Dalloway, reisen in das Cornwall, wo Virginia mit ihrer Familie die Sommerferien verbrachte. Von dort geht es nach Sussex, auf den Landsitz von Leonard und Virginia Woolf. Wir besuchen in Kent den berühmten Garten Sissinghurst von Vita Sackville-West und das Schloß Knole und dessen Bewohner Orlando. Durch Virginia Woolfs Augen und ihre Romane entdecken wir Orte, Straßen und Landschaften und tauchen ein in ein wunderbares England – der perfekte Begleiter für eine unvergeßliche Reise durch England.

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

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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.

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.

The Waves

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919582

Category: England

Page: 263

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Set on the English coast against the vivid backdrop of the sea, The waves introduces six characters who are grappling with the death of a beloved friend, Percival. The characters are almost imperceptibly revealed through the kaleidoscopic accumulation of their reflections on themselves and each other. Regarded by many as Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, The waves was partially written in order to exorcise her private ghosts as the central, yet absent, character of Percival represents her brother Thoby, who died in 1906. It is a poetic dreamscape, visual, experimental and thrilling.

Orlando

Roman

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458783504

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Orlando ist jung, gut aussehend – und seine Schönheit soll niemals vergehen. Ein Wunsch, der ihm zum Schicksal wird: Er durchlebt beinahe vier Jahrhunderte und vier verschiedene Lebensentwürfe, ohne merklich zu altern. In diesem furiosen Roman, als Biographie getarnt, geben sich die literarischen Genres ein lustvolles Stelldichein. Sprachlicher Übermut und Stilsicherheit halten sich unübertroffen die Waage. Eine moderne Neuübersetzung, die erstmals den Ton des Originals trifft. Melanie Walz gelingt es, dieses Paradestück der Kunst Virginia Woolfs zu neuem Leben zu erwecken und ein unvergessliches Leseerlebnis zu schaffen.

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.

A Room of One's Own

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 177048325X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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"But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction—what has that got to do with a room of one's own? I will try to explain." So begins what is widely regarded as the foundation text of feminist literary criticism, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Probably Woolf's most readable and entertaining book, it was based on papers delivered at Newnham and Girton Colleges—the two women's colleges at Cambridge University. Never losing sight of her undergraduate audience, Woolf provides a brief history of women's writing in English, a scathing account of the subtle and not so subtle ways in which women have been discouraged from writing, and a recommendation for how to change matters: "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." In the process, Woolf takes on women's economic disadvantages, the underfunding of women's education, the discouragement of women from certain kinds of (lucrative) work, the ways in which women are socialized into suspicion of each other, and how women participate in their own systemic oppression. Yet, in spite of these weighty subjects, A Room of One's Own remains throughout funny, light-hearted, engaging for the novice reader while still offering "nuggets" to the worldy-wise. It is, above and beyond all else, a very model of essay writing. This Broadview edition provides a reliable text at a very reasonable price. It contains textual notes but no appendices or introduction.

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.

Jacob's Room

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836571

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox biography. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience. Her stylistic innovations are also conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing, and the novel dramatizes Woolf's interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of women and men.

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.

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.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Play

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Author: Edward Albee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743255259

Category: Drama

Page: 243

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A social event becomes a personal challenge for two faculty members and their wives at a small New England college as their inner fears and desires are exposed.

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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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.

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.

Monday or Tuesday

And Other Short Stories

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775417824

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

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Interested in diving into the works of brilliant modernist author Virginia Woolf, but don't know where to start? Try Monday or Tuesday, a collection of eight short stories originally published in 1921. Although the collected stories contain the same keen insight and bold experimentation that made Woolf's reputation, their easy-to-digest size make them a bit easier to tackle than one of Woolf's novels, especially for newcomers to this feminist icon's body of work.