A Room of One's Own
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." First published in 1929, Virginia Woolf's pioneering work on women in literature is an accessible yet fiercely astute essay. It is a crystallization of the intelligent analysis behind her novels, and confirms her as a... show more
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." First published in 1929, Virginia Woolf's pioneering work on women in literature is an accessible yet fiercely astute essay. It is a crystallization of the intelligent analysis behind her novels, and confirms her as a writer not only of style, but of undeniable substance. Ranging from discussing Austen's pandering to a male writing style, to imagining the dreadful fate of Shakespeare's talented, intelligent sister, Woolf makes the topic an enjoyable journey through her imagination, filling in for the undocumented in female history, and exploring the loss to the literary landscape in her own entertaining, convincing prose. The recording also includes a booklet with further information, including a contribution by Ali Smith, author of The Accidental. Unabridged.
Publish date: May 28th 1957
Publisher: Harvest/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Pages no: 118
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
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...
Woolf, ass. Skulle likt å høre henne da hun fremførte dette.