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Virginia Woolf : feminism and the reader

Author: Anne E Fernald
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From her girlhood in her father's library to the end of her life, Virginia Woolf read widely and with passion. Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader shows how Virginia Woolf's reading affected her feminism and how her feminism affected her opinions of her reading. This new work looks at the impact of that intense reading on Woolf's writing and on her feminism. Each chapter looks at an aspect of her thinking - her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne E Fernald
ISBN: 1403969655 9781403969651
OCLC Number: 62782287
Description: xii, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Woolfian Resonances --
O Sister Swallow: Sapphic Fragments as English Literature in Virginia Woolf --
The Memmory Palace and the Lumber Room: Woolf's Renaissance Miscellany --
A Feminist Public Sphere? Virginia Woolf's Revisions of the Eighteenth Century --
A Very Sincere Performance: Woolf, Byron, and Fame --
Epilogue: Woolf in Africa: Lessing, El Saadawi, and Aidoo --
Appendix --
Index.
Responsibility: Anne E. Fernald.
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This study argues that Virginia Woolf taught herself to be a feminist artist and public intellectual through her revisionary reading. Fernald gives a clear view of Woolf's tremendous body of  Read more...

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