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Virginia Woolf

The "Angel in the House" is the typical Victorian middle-class woman (and can also be a woman of any era) who has internalized and restricted herself by adopting male desires about what a woman...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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In 1932, Woolf delivered a lecture to the National Society for Women’s Service which was later edited and published in an essay collection. Titled “Professions for Women,” this speech encourages...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021, 4:33 pm (UTC)

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The events of this story are told through the thoughts of the current inhabitant of the house, but despite being a first person point of view, we also see events from the (imagined) perspective of...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018, 5:55 pm (UTC)

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To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012, 12:50 am (UTC)

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Virginia Woolf's common readers are ordinary readers, people who are not critics and scholars, people who have "common sense" and are untainted by "literary prejudices." They read what they like...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2018, 1:18 pm (UTC)

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These two modernist writers are both famous for the way that they use stream of consciousness in their works to record the ongoing thoughts and feelings of their characters as they develop at the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2012, 5:53 am (UTC)

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Virginia Woolf battled severe depression throughout most of her adult life, which finally culminated in her suicide in 1941. She contributed to literary theories and believed that modernist writers...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018, 5:29 am (UTC)

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Virginia Woolf offers a variety of answers to her opening question, “How should one read a book?” First she urges us to have faith in our ability to read and form judgments. She knows it’s tempting...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2018, 9:46 pm (UTC)

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I have always understood the androgynous mind to mean that we are all human, and humanity consists of males and females. Our brains should be able to do what is normally considered male and female...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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As the narrator visits a men's college, she notes the roast and the flow of wines, red and white, the comfortable cushions, the sense of time and luxury. Yet as she sees a tailless Manx cat, this...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020, 1:01 pm (UTC)

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In "Shakespeare's Sister", Woolf explains that it would have been almost impossible for a woman during Shakespeare's time to have written plays like the bard because women were not well-educated....

Latest answer posted October 24, 2008, 12:51 am (UTC)

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Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and committed suicide in 1941. She was a daughter of the distinguished British writer and historian Leslie Stephens. She was a member of a group known as the...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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Many female writers and would-be writers are familiar with the opinion that according to Virginia Woolf "women could become writers before they could take part in other arts and professions." This...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2013, 1:03 pm (UTC)

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It would be interesting to know more about the madness that eventually led to her suicide and what triggered it. At the moment we can only infer conclusions based on the information we have...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2011, 4:49 am (UTC)

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In The Voyage Out, her first novel, Virginia Woolf offers the figure of Miss Allen, a single woman and a writer. Although Rachel does not fully appreciate this woman, Woolf portrays her as a...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2019, 2:10 pm (UTC)

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Virgina Woolf could most definately be considered a champion of women's rights, if not an outright feminist. For one thing she was bi-sexual and had several lasting relationships with women."Her...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2008, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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Language is very limiting. Most of it is male-oriented or dominated. For example, since English does not have a neutral pronoun, we are supposed to use "he" if we don't know the gender. Language...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2012, 12:26 am (UTC)

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There is nothing to suggest that Virginia Woolf ever knew or had a connection with a Jacob Flender. In fact, a web search of the name turns up primarily genealogical and census information. A...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016, 5:12 pm (UTC)

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The Hours by Stephen Daldry is based on Michael Cunningham's homonymous novel. The narrative involves three women whose lives became intertwined in unexpected ways. Chronologically, the first...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2011, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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Virginia Woolf worked on "A Sketch of the Past" late in her life, from 1939 to 1940, writing the last of it only four months before her death. In it, she focuses on her childhood in an upper-middle...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2018, 12:54 pm (UTC)

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You may be thinking of the novel Mrs. Dalloway. In her novel To the Lighthouse, she mentions a "Bristol" or "Bedford" university. According to the "Explanatory Notes" in the novel, Bedford College...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2009, 12:57 am (UTC)

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