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Virginia Woolf : public and private negotiations

Author: Anna Snaith
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Virginia Woolf is one of the great innovators of the modernist novel and a seminal figure in feminist writings. In this new book discussing the whole of Woolf's fiction, Linden Peach argues that Woolf was also a more sophisticated political thinker than has been generally recognised, interested in the complex relationship between history, politics, and language. In particular, Peach shows how Woolf's fiction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Snaith
ISBN: 0312228392 9780312228392 0333760271 9780333760277
OCLC Number: 42649783
Description: xi, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Woolf in public 1 --
Public and the private 6 --
1 From Private to Public: Hyde Park Gate to Bloomsbury 16 --
Women in public 16 --
Journey to Bloomsbury 24 --
Suffrage 30 --
London to Sussex 34 --
2 Representing Women's Lives 42 --
Publication 42 --
Writing women: avoiding definition 45 --
Problematics of publicity 49 --
Auto/biography 51 --
'A Sketch of the Past' 53 --
'The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn' 56 --
3 'I wobble'. Narrative Strategies: Public and Private Voices 63 --
4 Negotiating Genre: Re-visioning History in The Pargiters 88 --
5 Reading Public: Respondents to Three Guineas 113 --
6 'With this odd mix up of public & private I left off': War, Audience and Artist 1938-1941 130 --
Invasion of the private by the public 130 --
Fiction: public as audience 142 --
Last essays: 'no conclusions' 153 --
'A little cairn of conjectures' 157.
Responsibility: Anna Snaith.
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