A Room of One's Own
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the... show more
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create.Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar
Publish date: August 1st 2005
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
Strange essay, it seems part historic overview, part thought-experiment, and part satire. But it has some thought-provoking sections, and is well worth a read.
My first Virginia Woolf. It was very interesting. That first half though? Good grief. It was a rambling, meandering mess. I fell asleep three times trying to get through it.The middle portion of the book is excellent. Some of her views sadly still apply today. How women are considered inferior, how ...
I finished this book. That is just about all I can say for it. It was tedious and confusing and really just a bunch of Woolf bathering on about things I really wasn't interested in.
Summary: A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact em...
There are a couple of gems in the book, and I should like it, I do like VW, but reading “A Room of One's Own” felt like getting lost somewhere, and reaching the destination after walking round and round in circles for way too long. I might be too cruel, and it might be my disappointment speaking, bu...