* Praise for the reader Juliet Stevenson's narration is perfect The Oldie - on A Room with a View --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Collecting two book-length essays, A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas is Virginia Woolf's most powerful feminist writing, justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Michele Barrett. A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Carlotte Brontë to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit, and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia 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) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed A Room of One's Own, you might like Woolf's Orlando, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14–18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Imagine that William Shakespeare had a sister, as wonderfully gifted as himself. 'But she was not sent to school, had no chance of learning grammar and logic. Before she was out of her teens she was to be betrothed. She cried out that marriage was hateful and for that she was severely beaten by her father. She took the road to London… stood at the stage door; she wanted to act. Men laughed in her face. At last Nick Greene the actor-manager took pity on her; she found herself with child and killed herself one winter's night…' Virginia Woolf's famous essay on women and writing grew out of a lecture first given to female students at Cambridge in 1928. With passion and anger, 'A Room of One's Own' lays bare the structure of male privilege, female exclusion, and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on women's creativity. Evoking the spirit of past writers such as Aphra Behn, Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë who died 'at war with her lot… young, cramped and thwarted', Virginia Woolf portrays women's desperate and often silent struggle for expression with a passionate originality. Highly influential, humorous and subtle, full of optimism for what the liberated mind can accomplish, 'A Room of One's Own' is one of the greatest feminist polemics of the century. “Fierce, energetic, humorous” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY “As more and more work by Virginia Woolf comes into print, we can see the enormous variety of her tones and voices, the width and sharpness of her attention, the spread of her powers, and the major part she played in conveying the modern spirit in the arts.” MALCOLM BRADBURY --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a novelist and essayist and is regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. ROOM OF ONE'S OWN is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction," which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. (more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)
Lectura obligatoria Me costó comenzar a leerlo y tres veces abandoné la lectura, mas a la cuarta lo terminé, orgullosa de ser mujer y agradecida por los derechos que hoy día disfruto tras la lucha desalentadora de mujeres pioneras que sacrificaron su vida y si nombre por sus ideales.
GEI No me lo terminé de leer. Lo siento ED, estoy deseando acabar con la literatura de la filología inglesa! Prefiero lingüística de aquí a Chipre.
edición en perfecto estado Edición de tapa dura del texto original. El libro no incluye introducción.
Interesante Un libro muy educativo
La Sra. Woolf es una escritora con claridad.... Hola Para aquellos que no lo saben esto es un ensayo que Virginia Woolf escribió para un discurso que se le pidió en donde hablara sobre la mujer y la ficción, en este ensayo explica con mucha lucidez y claridad porque no hay mas escritoras ,de cuan poco se invertía para la época en la educación de las mujeres. Es un ensayo que ademas de inteligente y lucido (disculpan la rebuznancia) es muy gracioso, ya que la escritora desde su natural cinismo intenta hablar de la realidad de genero sin victimizarlo. Es un libro relativamente corto con una muy buena edición sin embargo es muy fácil encontrar ediciones con un formato mas pequeño en un precio más bajo. Espero que esta opinión les haya sido útil. ATT MVS
Always so modern Well, up until now I just had read excerpts of the book for class and I finally could read it all with enough time to savor it. I won't say anything new and everything I would say would be an understatement. But, please, men and women of the world, read the book! We still have a lot of work to do regarding gender equality, moreover, I would say, when you finish this book take Orlando which is a gem on gender.
I really enjoyed reading this I really enjoyed reading this! I found it a very interesting and intriguing read, especially from the viewpoint of nearly 100 years later on the attitudes and predictions of the future. Virginia Woolf argues that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" (hence the title of this essay), and it is split into six chapters, progressing towards her overall viewpoint. A highly recommended read! Some of my favourite/interesting quotes... - "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" - "Why are women, judging from this catalogue, so much more interesting to men than men are to women?" - "There is no gate, no lock, no bolt, that you can set upon the freedom of my mind" - "It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex" - "Women have always been poor, not for 200 years, but from the beginning of time"
A recommended read. Rejection is not new, as John Keats, had he lived today, could verify. Stung by harsh criticism of his work during his short lifetime of only 25 years, the following words (not even his name) are etched on his tombstone in Rome's Protestant cemetery: 'This grave contains all that was mortal of a young English poet, who on his deathbed in the bitterness of his heart at the malicious power of his enemies, desired these words to be engraven on his tombstone: Here lies one whose name was writ in water. February 24th 1821.' I only discovered this whilst reading Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own', which are essays containing the speeches she gave to students at Girton College, Cambridge in the 1920s. The main subject matter of these essays is Women and Fiction, but as you can see she does deviate somewhat... Virginia Woolf stated that for a woman to be able to write fiction, she must have a room of her own and £500 per year, which of course was a lot of money in her time. Her aunt had left her this selfsame legacy and she had a room of her own, but she bewailed the fate of females from a lesser social class. These women were poor and controlled by men, reduced to being mere servants and childminders and had no time whatsoever to themselves and no chance of ever writing a poem, let alone a novel. The middle classes fared rather better, although Jane Austen had no room of her own and had to hide the manuscript of Pride and Prejudice under a blotter for fear of being ridiculed. Charlotte Bronte complained of having to mend stockings when she wanted to travel all over the world. Female authors such as these met much criticism in their lifetimes and the Bronte sisters even had to publish their work using male pseudonyms to have their writing taken seriously. Noblewomen had the time and money to write poetry, but even Lady Winchilsea was not happy writing poetry, controlled by men stopping her from doing what she wanted to do, and knowing she would be laughed at and satirised as a 'blue-stocking' if her poetry came to light. Noblewomen were expected just to write letters, not novels. The essays are quite fascinating, and the book, a classic, was actually free on Amazon. The lives of women have improved now to the extent where many female authors do have their writing taken seriously, but still many are passed off as lightweight for writing about what they know... family sagas, relationships and romance. I would agree with Ms Woolf that women do need a good income and a space for them to write in peace, ideally without domestic interruptions. Wordsworth was notorious for entering his house by the back door to avoid 'domestic issues'. Quite often these days women, like myself, earn an income by working and writing novels in their spare time. However, women today will write whatever their circumstances if the urge takes them. Yes, many might be rejected by agents and publishers, but at least they have the strength of mind to carry on regardless. Did a room of her own and an income of £500 per year make Virginia Woolf happy? No it didn't; she drowned herself in 1941 after suffering another bout of mental illness. However, she left a wonderful body of work that will be read for decades to come. Do have a read of her Girton essays if you have some peace in a room of your own! A recommended 5 star read.
one of the greatest works on feminism is born "But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction - what has that got to do with a room of one's own?" EVERYTHING, it has EVERYTHING to do with it! This book is based on a series of lectures she gave to women at Cambridge University on Women and Fiction. Throughout the essay she ponders on the fact that men historically have produced more works of art than women, "Why is that?" she thinks and so, one of the greatest works on feminism is born! Woolf wonders how much greater the works of Jane Austen or The Brontë Sisters might have been if they had owned a room of their own, a desk where to write in privacy or had they been granted with unleashed freedom to devote to the creative process. She thinks about the fate of the sister Shakespeare never had, what if this fictitious sister was brilliant? As good if not more than the bard? The lost sister who people would have laughed at, questioned, disowned, exploited had she written plays, shown some talent and tried to break free. A Room of One's Own is beautiful, piercing and vital, something I'd suggest everyone to read.
I should have read this years ago I don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading this book; I should have read it years ago. Woolf examines the dearth of famous women in the field of literature – this was written in 1928 – and explains why cultural and socioeconomic factors are the primary cause, illustrated by the reality, or lack thereof, of having both a room of one's own in which to be able to work undisturbed plus the financial security that enables one to focus on the work rather than having to contend with the endless sea of tribulations that are, for most women, a part of everyday life.
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