An Analysis Of Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own

July 4, 2017|
An Analysis Of Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own by Tim Smith-laing
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A Room of One's Ownis a very clear example of how creative thinkers connect and present things in novel ways.

Based on the text of a talk given by Virginia Woolf at an all-female Cambridge college,Roomconsiders the subject of 'women and fiction.' Woolf's approach is to ask why, in the early 20th century, literary history presented so few examples of canonically 'great' women writers. The common prejudices of the time suggested this was caused by (and proof of) women's creative and intellectual inferiority to men. Woolf argued instead that it was to do with a very simple fact: across the centuries, male-dominated society had systematically prevented women from having the educational opportunities, private spaces and economic independence to produce great art. At a time when 'art' was commonly considered to be a province of the mind that had no relation to economic circumstances, this was a novel proposal. More novel, though, was Woolf's manner of arguing and proving her contentions: through a fictional account of the limits placed on even the most privileged women in everyday existence. An impressive early example of cultural materialism,A Room of One's Ownis an exemplary encapsulation of creative thinking.

Dr Tim Smith-Laingtook his DPhil at Merton College, Oxford, and has held positions at Jesus College, Oxford, and Sciences Politiques in Paris.Dr. Fiona Robinsonholds a PhD in early twentieth-century English literature from Yale University.
Title:An Analysis Of Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own
Product dimensions:96 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 1 in
Published:July 4, 2017
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781912127825

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