Anglais A Room of one's Own

À propos

A Room of One's Own is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist essay, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. Based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, the essay is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major twentieth-century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. Between 1925 and 1931 Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929). If you enjoyed A Room of One's Own , you might like Woolf's Orlando , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century' Hermione Lee, Financial Times



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780141395920

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    17 cm

  • Largeur

    12.4 cm

  • Poids

    176 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf est née en 1882. Mariée à l'économiste Leonard Woolf, elle a fondé avec lui la maison d'édition Hogarth Press. Ses romans et ses articles ont fait d'elle l'une des figures les plus importantes de la littérature de l'entre-deux-guerres. Sujette à des crises nerveuses fréquentes et craignant de perdre la raison, elle mit fin à ses jours en 1941. Elle était membre du Bloomsbury Group, un groupe d'artistes auquel appartenaient E.M. Forster et J.M. Keynes.

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