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Virginia Woolf's novels and the literary past

Author: Jane De Gay
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Virginia Woolf has long been celebrated as an innovative novelist and a radical thinker who broke with the aesthetics of earlier generations and challenged their values. It is less widely acknowledged that Woolf was also immersed in the literary past and in her intellectual heritage as a reader and writer. Although recent critics have explored Woolf's intimacy with past writings in her essays, many scholars have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane De Gay
ISBN: 0748623493 9780748623495
OCLC Number: 62177698
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From woman reader to woman writer: The voyage out --
Tradition and exploration in Night and day --
Literature and survival: Jacob's room and Mrs Dalloway --
To the lighthouse and the ghost of Leslie Stephen --
Rewriting literary history in Orlando --
'Lives together': literary and spiritual autobiographies in The waves --
Bringing the literary past to life in Between the acts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jane de Gay.

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This book argues that Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past had a profound impact on the content and structure of her novels.  Read more...

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A number of interesting and powerful themes emerge in this study of Virginia Woolf's relation to the literary past! The strong account of Woolf's relation to tradition in Virginia Woolf's Novels and Read more...

 
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