Essays on the Self

The question of the self is central, in some way, to every essay in this book.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Classic Collection

ISBN: 1907903925

Category: Self

Page: 184

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Questions of identity and individual experience are addressed by Virgina Woolf in this superb collection The Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection series brings together the great essayists of the past, introduced by contemporary writers. Essays on the Self is a surprising collection spanning twenty-one years of Virginia Woolf's life, from the ages of thirty-seven to fifty-eight, the year before her suicide. The question of the self is central, in some way, to every essay in this book. Whether she is discussing the rights of women, the revolutions of modernity, social inequality, or the future of the novel, Woolf acknowledges that a writer's task is to find a unique self through which to view the world. The thirteen essays are introduced by the novelist Joanna Kavenna.

Essays on the Self

The question of the self is central, in some way, to every essay in this book.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781910749371

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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The Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection series brings together the great essayists of the past, introduced by contemporary writers. Essays on the Self is a surprising collection spanning twenty-one years of Virginia Woolf’s life, from the ages of thirty-seven to fifty-eight, the year before her suicide. The question of the self is central, in some way, to every essay in this book. Whether she is discussing the rights of women, the revolutions of modernity, social inequality, or the future of the novel, Woolf acknowledges that a writer’s task is to find a unique self through which to view the world. The thirteen essays are introduced by the novelist Joanna Kavenna.

The Essays of Virginia Woolf 1912 1918

Essays beginning at the time of her marriage to Leonard Woolf and ending just after the Armistice. More than half have not been collected previously. "In these essays we see both Woolf's work and her self afresh" (Chicago Tribune).

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: UOM:39076002000821

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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Essays beginning at the time of her marriage to Leonard Woolf and ending just after the Armistice. More than half have not been collected previously. "In these essays we see both Woolf's work and her self afresh" (Chicago Tribune). Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew McNeillie; Index.

Virginia Woolf s Essays

For Woolf, the essay was born with Montaigne, `the first of the moderns' (25), to
satisfy the need for self-expression, but has become in modern times a vehicle of
vanity and exhibitionism, encouraging its writers to indulge their taste for a good ...

Author: E. Gualtieri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230599147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Although marginal and often neglected genres, the sketch and the essay represented for Virginia Woolf the two forms of writing through which she articulated her understanding of the workings of literary history. In this innovative study, Elena Gualtieri analyses in detail the intersection between essays and sketches in Woolf's non-fiction as part of a far-reaching argument about the scopes and models of feminist criticism, its understanding of the historical process and its position in the panorama of twentieth-century intellectual history.

Reading Virginia Woolf s Essays and Journalism

And although Woolf wrote that ' naturally I see Bloomsbury only from my own
angle - not from yours ' ( MoB , 197 ) , her ' own angle ' , her ' stance ' , her ' self in
the essay is shaped not only by being ' commanded by Molly , but by the ...

Author: Leila Brosnan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047064632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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This first study of Virginia Woolf's non-fiction writing from a historical and theoretical perspective covers in detail Woolf's essays and journalism, including the juvenilia, reviews, critical essays, autobiographical writings, A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas.

Virginia Woolf s Common Reader

The issue of subjectivity and its significance in Woolf's essays is a key issue in
this book and the essay genre's ... it as a natural form of self-expression. the critic
graham good added to this by calling the essay 'an act of personal witness, the ...

Author: Katerina Koutsantoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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In the first comprehensive study of Virginia Woolf's Common Reader, Katerina Koutsantoni draws on theorists from the fields of sociology, sociolinguistics, philosophy, and literary criticism to investigate the thematic pattern underpinning these books with respect to the persona of the 'common reader'. Though these two volumes are the only ones that Woolf compiled herself, they have seldom been considered as a whole. As a result, what they reveal about Woolf's position with regard to the processes of writing, reading, and critical analysis has not been fully examined. Koutsantoni challenges the critical commonplace that equates Woolf's strategy of self-effacement and personal removal from her works as a necessary compromise that allowed her to achieve authorial recognition in a male-dominated context. Rather, Koutsantoni argues that an investigation of impersonality in Woolf's essays reveals the potential of the genre to function both as a vehicle for the subjective and dialogic expression of the author and reader and as a venue for exploring topics with which the ordinary reader can relate. As she explores and challenges the meaning of impersonality in Woolf's Common Reader, Koutsantoni shows how the related issues of subjectivity, authority, reader-response, intersubjectivity, and dialogism offer useful perspectives from which to examine Woolf's work.

Virginia Woolf

There are echoes here of T. S. Eliot's 'impersonality' thesis, outlined in his highly
influential essay 'Tradition and the Individual Talent' (1919) in which he argues
that the artist must undergo an act of self-extinction, a subsuming of self into the ...

Author: Laura Marcus

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780746307212

Category:

Page: 96

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A volume in the Writers and Their Work series, which draws upon recent thinking in English studies to introduce writers and their contexts. Each volume includes biographical material, an examination of recent criticism, a bibliography and a reappraisal of a major work by the writer.

A Room of One s Own

The essay examines whether women were capable of producing, and in fact free to produce work of the quality of William Shakespeare, addressing the limitations that past and present women writers face.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981487670

Category:

Page: 122

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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. The essay examines whether women were capable of producing, and in fact free to produce work of the quality of William Shakespeare, addressing the limitations that past and present women writers face. It 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.Adeline Virginia Woolf (n�e Stephen; 25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Born in an affluent household in Kensington, London, she attended the King's College London and was acquainted with the early reformers of women's higher education.Having been home-schooled for most part of her childhood, mostly in English classics and Victorian literature, Woolf began writing professionally in 1900.

On Being Ill

An essay that explores the theme of illness and why it has never been a subject of literature.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN: 1930464061

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 28

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An essay that explores the theme of illness and why it has never been a subject of literature.

The Anonymous Self a Study of Virginia Woolf s Novels

Surely a writer with as much imagination and adventurousness as Virginia Woolf
must have been affected to some ... analysis of surfaces O9 -- to go beyond the
camera eye , Both her critical essays on literature + and her novels indicate this .

Author: Anne Heiberg Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020001785

Category:

Page: 464

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Virginia Woolf Miscellany

This permeability of self - boundaries is emphasized in travel — especially the
rambling kind , flânerie . But we need not be ... In Woolf's essay , the trial involves
the self risking its own boundaries to the point of self - dissolution . In the end , the
 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000124951405

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The Observing Self

Author: Graham Good

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge

ISBN: 0415007291

Category: American essays

Page: 208

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A history of the essay which explores the creative possibilities of the form, and celebrates its potential for independence and individualism. Writers discussed range from Montaigne and Bacon to George Orwell and Virginia Woolf.

Virginia Woolf and London

These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Author: Susan Merrill Squier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469639918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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To Virginia Woolf, London was a source of creative inspiration, a setting for many of her works, and a symbol of the culture in which she lived and wrote. In a 1928 diary entry, she observed, "London itself perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me a play & a story & a poem, without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets." The city fascinated Woolf, yet her relationship with it was problematic. In her attempts to resolve her developmental struggles as a woman write in a patriarchal society, Woolf shaped and reshaped the image and meaning of London. Using psychoanalytic, feminist, and social theories, Susan Squier explores the transformed meaning of the city in Woolf's essays, memoirs, and novels as it functions in the creation of a mature feminist vision. Squier shows that Woolf's earlier works depict London as a competitive patriarchal environment that excluded her, but her mature works portray the city as beginning to accept the force of female energy. Squier argues that this transformation was made possible by Woolf's creative ability to appropriate and revise the masculine literary and cultural forms of her society. The act of writing, or "scene making," allowed Woolf to break from her familial and cultural heritage and recreate London in her own literary voice and vision. Virginia Woolf and London is based on analyses of Woolf's memoirs, her little-known early and mature London essays, Night and Day, Mrs. Dalloway, Flush, and The Years. By focusing on Woolf's changing attitudes about the city, Squier is able to define Woolf's evolving belief that women could "reframe" the city-scape and use it to imagine and create a more egalitarian world. Squier's study offers significant new insights into the interplay between self and society as it shapes the work of a woman writer. Originally published in 1985. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Essays of Virginia Woolf 1929 1932

Virginia Woolf, Stuart Nelson Clarke Andrew McNeillie ... I conclude that self
offers no impediment ; self joins in the dance ; self lends itself to the rhythm ; it is
apparently easier to write a poem about oneself than about any other subject .

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210596107

Category: English essays

Page: 705

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Classic Fiction.

The Observing Self Routledge Revivals

The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus of Graham Good’s study is on the inner workings of the essay itself.

Author: Graham Good

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317637783

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus of Graham Good’s study is on the inner workings of the essay itself. Drawing on criticism by Adorno and Lukacs, Graham Good presents the genre as an expression of individualism, freed from tradition and authority, in which the self constructs itself and its object through independent observation. Through analysis of the work of such essayists as Montaigne, Bacon, Virginia Wolf, T. S. Eliot and George Orwell, the potential of the genre for independence and individualism is illustrated, and the essay is resituated as an intellectually challenging form of creative and critical writing.

The Essays of Virginia Woolf 1925 1928

Virginia Woolf Andrew McNeillie, Stuart Nelson Clarke. not fake a good time . I
am not ... proceed to discover what he is . This is the beginning of a stage of
acute self - consciousness which manifests itself in writers otherwise poles
asunder .

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054278026

Category: Essays

Page: 705

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This volume brings fresh light to Woolf's essays and enriches them with variations. It forms part of a unique collection from one of our greatest writers.

Critical Essays on Virginia Woolf

Clarissa , too , pays a price for her gift , and that price is the doubling and splitting
of the self . Her obvious double is , of course , Septimus Warren Smith , but even
within her actual self , her identities are multiple . She recognizes this fact as ...

Author: Morris Beja

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39076001533582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Orlando

Virginia Woolf’s most unusual creation, Orlando is a fantastical biography as well as a funny, exuberant romp through history that examines the true nature of sexuality.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544107083

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In her most exuberant, most fanciful novel, Woolf has created a character liberated from the restraints of time and sex. Born in the Elizabethan Age to wealth and position, Orlando is a young nobleman at the beginning of the story-and a modern woman three centuries later. “A poetic masterpiece of the first rank” (Rebecca West). The source of a critically acclaimed 1993 feature film directed by Sally Potter. Index; illustrations.

The Divided Self

There is barely a volume of the Testimonios which does not contain mention of
Virginia Woolf ; several devote detailed discussion to her in a literary ,
biographical or feminist context . In numerous essays on modern literature , Woolf
serves as ...

Author: Janet Beth Greenberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2928769

Category:

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The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf

This is a clear and informative introduction to Woolf's life, works, and cultural and critical contexts, explaining the importance of the Bloomsbury group in the development of her work.

Author: Jane Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457880

Category: Literary Criticism

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For students of modern literature, the works of Virginia Woolf are essential reading. In her novels, short stories, essays, polemical pamphlets and in her private letters she explored, questioned and refashioned everything about modern life: cinema, sexuality, shopping, education, feminism, politics and war. Her elegant and startlingly original sentences became a model of modernist prose. This is a clear and informative introduction to Woolf's life, works, and cultural and critical contexts, explaining the importance of the Bloomsbury group in the development of her work. It covers the major works in detail, including To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway, The Waves and the key short stories. As well as providing students with the essential information needed to study Woolf, Jane Goldman suggests further reading to allow students to find their way through the most important critical works. All students of Woolf will find this a useful and illuminating overview of the field.