At a glance:
- Author: Virginia Woolf
- First Published: 1929
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays
- Subjects: Freedom, History, Intellectuals, Tradition, Sexism, Gender roles, Authors or writers, Literature, Education or educators, Writing, Books, Libraries or librarians, Novelists, Feminism, Economics, Creative process, Money, Colleges or universities, Women's rights, Literary criticism
Set at Oxbridge (a veiled Oxford University) and at sites in London, A Room of One’s Own critically examines the intersection of women, writing, fiction, and gender. The work is nontraditional in terms of its format (the chapters can be read as one continuous essay or independently), content (historical facts mix with stories and memoir), point of view (an intimate first-person female voice), and audience (by a woman for women; male readers must read through women’s eyes in a reversal of the male gaze). A Room of One’s Own is a groundbreaking,...
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