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Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader Anne E. Fernald

Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader

Anne E. Fernald

Published September 17th 2006
ISBN : 9781403969651
Hardcover
236 pages
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From her girlhood in her fathers library to the end of her life, Virginia Woolf read widely and with passion. Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader shows how Virginia Woolfs reading affected her feminism and how her feminism affected her opinionsMoreFrom her girlhood in her fathers library to the end of her life, Virginia Woolf read widely and with passion. Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader shows how Virginia Woolfs reading affected her feminism and how her feminism affected her opinions of her reading. This new work looks at the impact of that intense reading on Woolfs writing and on her feminism. Each chapter looks at an aspect of her thinking--her attitude towards the English nation, the imagination, the public sphere, and fame--through the lens of a literary period, from Ancient Greece through the Romantics. The epilogue explores Woolfs surprising legacy among contemporary African writers.