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The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf
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  • Page extent: 308 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.495 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 823/.912
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: PR6045.O72 Z5655 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Woolf, Virginia,--1882-1941--Criticism and interpretation
    • Women and literature--England--History--20th century

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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521625487 | ISBN-10: 0521625483)

Virginia Woolf is now hailed as one of the greatest, most innovative writers of our age. This landmark collection of essays by leading scholars in the field addresses the full range of her intellectual perspectives - literary, artistic, philosophical and political. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf provides original, new readings of all nine novels and fresh insight into Woolf's letters, diaries and essays allowing easy reference to individual themes and texts. The progress of Woolf's thinking is revealed from Bloomsbury aestheticism through her hatred of censorship, corruption and hierarchy to her concern with all aspects of modernism. The volume reflects the changing face of Woolf scholarship especially in the light of new feminist approaches, and explores the immense range of social and political issues behind her ongoing search for new narrative forms.

• Offers comprehensive analysis; new readings of all nine novels by leading experts in the field as well as discussion of letters, diaries and essays • Encompasses the wide range of Virginia Woolf's intellectual concern whilst allowing easy reference for first time students to individual topics and primary texts • Reflects development and changes in Woolf scholarship especially in the light of new feminist appreciations

Contents

Chronology; 1. Bloomsbury Andrew McNeillie; 2. Finding a voice: Virginia Woolf's early novels Suzanne Raitt; 3. Literary realism in Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and The Waves Susan Dick; 4. The novels of the 1930s and the impact of history Julia Briggs; 5. Virginia Woolf's essays Hermione Lee; 6. Virginia Woolf's diaries and letters Susan Sellers; 7.Virginia Woolf and the language of authorship Maria DiBattista; 8. Virginia Woolf and modernism Michael Whitworth; 9. The impact of post impressionism Sue Roe; 10. The socio-political vision of the novels David Bradshaw; 11. Woolf's feminism and feminism's Woolf Laura Marcus; 12. Virginia Woolf and psychoanalysis Nicole Ward Jouve.

Contributors

Andrew McNeillie, David Bradshaw, Sue Roe, Laura Marcus, Susan Sellers, Nicole Ward Jouve, Hermione Lee, Michael Whitworth, Maria DiBattista, Suzanne Raitt, Susan Dick, Julia Briggs

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