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A Room of One's Own

A Room of Ones Own
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  • Seller:Publisheroverstocks
  • Sales Rank:340,441
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reissue
  • Pages:128
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):0.5 x 5.5 x 8
  • Publication Date:December 27, 1989
  • ISBN:0156787334
  • EAN:9780156787338
  • ASIN:0156787334
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Features:
  • Virginia Woolf
  • philosophy
  • literature

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Synopsis

Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society

 

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, she takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without. Her message is a simple one: women must have a fixed income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create.

 
Amazon.com Review
Surprisingly, this long essay about society and art and sexism is one of Woolf's most accessible works. Woolf, a major modernist writer and critic, takes us on an erudite yet conversational--and completely entertaining--walk around the history of women in writing, smoothly comparing the architecture of sentences by the likes of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, all the while lampooning the chauvinistic state of university education in the England of her day. When she concluded that to achieve their full greatness as writers women will need a solid income and a privacy, Woolf pretty much invented modern feminist criticism.

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