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Women and Writing Known for her novels and for the dubious fame of being a doyenne of the Bloomsbury Set in her time Virginia Woolf was highly respected as a major essayist and critic with a special interest and com

  • Title: Women and Writing
  • Author: Virginia Woolf Michèle Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780156936583
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Known for her novels, and for the dubious fame of being a doyenne of the Bloomsbury Set , in her time Virginia Woolf was highly respected as a major essayist and critic with a special interest and commitment to contemporary literature, and women s writing in particular This spectacular collection of essays and other writings does justice to those efforts, offering uniqueKnown for her novels, and for the dubious fame of being a doyenne of the Bloomsbury Set , in her time Virginia Woolf was highly respected as a major essayist and critic with a special interest and commitment to contemporary literature, and women s writing in particular This spectacular collection of essays and other writings does justice to those efforts, offering unique appraisals of Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, the Duchess of Newcastle, Dorothy Richardson, Charlotte Bronte, and Katherine Mansfield, amongst many others Gathered too, and using previously unpublished sometimes even unsigned journal extracts, are what will now become timeless commentaries on Women and Fiction , Professions for Women and The Intellectual Status of Women More than half a century after the publication of A Room Of One s Own, distinguished scholar Michele Barrett cohesively brings together work which, throughout the years, has been scattered throughout many texts and many volumes affording these very valuable writings the collective distinction they deserve at last.

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    1. Virginia Woolf Michèle Barrett

      Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway 1925 , To the Lighthouse 1927 , and Orlando 1928 , and the book length essay A Room of One s Own 1929 with its famous dictum, a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

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    1. Que leer a Virginia Woolf es una delicia, creo que es indiscutible. En esta colección ensayos lo demuestra nuevamente, con ironía, agilidad y belleza narrativa (se nota que Virginia no es una de mis autoras favoritas, ¿verdad?). No sólo se centra en la mujer y su relación con la literatura a lo largo de la historia, además habla particularmente de muchas de ellas; ver a Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, las Brontë, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Gaskell o Dorothy Richardson -entre otr [...]


    2. I am amazed in just 198 pages how Woolf can continually keep my attention with each chapter. This book focuses on her as the essayist and critic. Part 1 discusses women and fiction, leisure, status, professions, novelists and indiscretions. Part 2 focuses on specific women --brief bios including early years (some I knew of and others not), their writing challenges and Woolf's personal comments.Women consist of: 1. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1624--1674)2. Aphra Behn (1640-1689)3. E [...]


    3. There is no other edition of this available on , so my apologies if the one in the picture does not have the 1979 introduction which I was relieved to finish. It had a more explicit feminism - one I associate with the time, and find rather strident - than the material it discussed. I haven't read much by Virginia Woolf but enjoyed these short pieces. They had more wit than I remembered from Mrs Dalloway or A Room of One's Own. All the same, were I biographer whose work Woolf were reviewing, I su [...]


    4. One doesn't usually associate the venerable Woolf with light reading, but I found this collection of essays, reviews, and critical analyses to be just that: a pleasant primer to Woolf's theories on the history of women's fiction and her famous arguments regarding 500 pounds a year and a room of one's own.The first half of the book collects a series of articles and responses to male critics regarding the past, future, and present of the female literary dilemma, as Woolf saw it. Even more illumina [...]


    5. I don't know what bothers me most about Virginia Woolf. Perhaps it is the overwhelming condescension with which she treats her betters. (Better in talent, etc) It bothered me that she picked on female writers from before her time for writing novels (instead of "serious" literature) and writing from their "limited" experience. What, pray, was Woolf doing but writing from her own experience and perspective? What do any of us write from?Woolf spends a bit of time detailing how she "killed the Angel [...]


    6. This book samples essays by Woolf that focus on women and writing. There are some good thoughts about Jane Austen, the Brontes, and George Eliot, as well as some more famous essays about writing and art in general. I gave this two stars because several of the essays are reviews of books by authors now faded to obscurity and with good reason.


    7. Some parts were a little dry, maybe because I'm not a fan of author reviews, but Woolf had some interesting insights into writing: p.91 "For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."


    8. I read this as a secondary source for a paper and really liked it. The first half of the book was fantastic and I enjoyed most of the essays. I have not read a lot of VW's fiction, but so far I've learned a lot from her essays.


    9. This just looks good. I like Virginia Woolf (Except Mrs. Dalloway--wasn't crazy about that one) Women in rhetorich and writing is a topic that I might well have persued in my research had I not stumbled on the assessment thing that would be immediately useful in my next job.


    10. a collection of woolf's essays and lectures on the subjects of women and writing as a career and on particular women writers. her commentary is insightful and her writing beautiful.






    11. un ennesimo tassello, a tratti sconvolgente per modernità, per la comprensione [mia] della signora woolfun insieme di articoli sulle donne, la scrittura e le scrittricida leggere


    12. Virginia Woolf is an icon of not only women writers but womanhood, the nature and essence of our being. I enjoyed reading her thoughts on other women writers.


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