A Room of One's Own

eBook: A Room of One's Own

Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Room of One's Own" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book 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 employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy. Virginia Woolf was one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, transformed the art of fiction. The author of numerous novels and short stories, she was also an acknowledged master of the essay form, and an admired literary critic.

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an iconic figure of modernist literature, widely celebrated for her innovative narrative techniques and thematic depth. Born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London, Woolf explored the psychological underpinnings of her characters, pioneering the use of stream-of-consciousness as a narrative device. Her literary accomplishments are vast, though she is particularly renowned for her extended essay 'A Room of One's Own' (1929), in which she famously argued for the intellectual freedom and financial independence of women, positing, 'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.' This work remains a seminal feminist text, dissecting the societal limitations imposed on women and their creativity. Woolf's oeuvre is extensive, including novels like 'Mrs. Dalloway' (1925), 'To the Lighthouse' (1927), and 'Orlando' (1928), which continue to be analyzed for their stylistic innovation and exploration of existential themes. Woolf's writing is characterized by its lyrical prose, introspective exploration of consciousness, and the haunting portrayal of the human experience. Her legacy endures, and she remains a critical figure in the study of both 20th-century literature and feminist theory.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 148 Seiten

Größe: 345,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547768197