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Virginia Woolf's novels and the literary past

Author: Jane De Gay
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book to explore Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels. It analyses Woolf's reading and writing practices via her essays, diaries and reading notebooks and presents chronological studies of eight of her novels, exploring how Woolf's intensive reading surfaced in her fiction. The book sheds light on Woolf's varied and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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De Gay, Jane, 1966-
Virginia Woolf's novels and the literary past.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)62177698
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane De Gay
ISBN: 9780748626359 0748626352
OCLC Number: 78081697
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
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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