Mrs Dalloway s Party

Mrs Dalloway s Party
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN: 1448139082
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs Dalloway s Party Book Excerpt:

Written in the same period as Mrs Dalloway these seven short stories show the author's fascination with parties and with all the excitement, the fluctuations of mood and temper and the heightened emotions which surround these social occasions. Mrs Dalloway's Party is enchanting piece of work by one of our most acclaimed twentieth-century writers.

Mrs Dalloway Broadview Edition

Mrs  Dalloway   Broadview Edition
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN: 1551117231
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs Dalloway Broadview Edition Book Excerpt:

Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.

English Classics Mrs Dalloway

English Classics  Mrs  Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 6020655776
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Classics Mrs Dalloway Book Excerpt:

“She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day.”

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Book Analysis

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN: 2806273382
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Mrs Dalloway with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, a masterpiece of English modernist literature. In this stylistically daring work, we follow two different yet similar characters for one day, as they walk the streets of London in the interwar period. A vivid painting of human nature, the condition of women and the personal disasters wreaked by war, this novel has topped reading lists for decades. Woolf was a significant figure in literary society during her lifetime and believed that female writers should have their own money, a controversial opinion to hold at such a time. Her legacy has lived on ever since her tragic suicide, which ended her lifelong suffering with mental illness. Find out everything you need to know about Mrs Dalloway in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs  Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mrs Dalloway Book Excerpt:

Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels.

The J Hillis Miller Reader

The J  Hillis Miller Reader
Author: Joseph Hillis Miller,Julian Wolfreys
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780804750561
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The J Hillis Miller Reader Book Excerpt:

This anthology exhibits the diversity, inventiveness, and intellectual energy of the writings of J. Hillis Miller, the most significant North American literary critic of the twentieth century. From the 1950s onward, Miller has made invaluable contributions to our understanding of the practice and theory of literary criticism, the ethics and responsibilities of teaching and reading, and the role of literature in the modern world. He has also shown successive generations of scholars and students the necessity of comprehending the relationship between philosophy and literature. Divided into six sections, the volume provides more than twenty significant extracts from Miller’s works. In addition, there is a new interview with Miller, as well as a series of specially commissioned critical responses to Miller’s work by a number of the leading figures in literary and cultural studies today. Following a comprehensive critical introduction by the editor, each section has a brief introduction, directing the reader toward pertinent themes. There is also a comprehensive bibliography and a chronology of Miller’s professional life and activities. This reader, the first of Miller's work in English, provides an indispensable overview and introduction to one of the most original critical voices to have emerged since the inception of the teaching of English and American literature in universities in the English-speaking world.

Literature and Homosexuality

Literature and Homosexuality
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9789042005198
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
Author: Maria Cândida Zamith,Luísa Flora, Maria Cândida Zamith
Publsiher: Universidade do Porto
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789728932237
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Virginia Woolf Revaluation and Continuity

Virginia Woolf  Revaluation and Continuity
Author: Ralph Freedman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780520036253
Category: Women and literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mrs Dalloway

Mrs  Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783596900381
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Concepts of Time in Virginia Woolf

Concepts of Time in Virginia Woolf
Author: Nataliya Gudz
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2008-10
ISBN: 3640178416
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts of Time in Virginia Woolf Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien), 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Virginia Woolf took her life in March 1941. Her fear that she would no longer be able to live meaningfully, according to her ideals and particular vision of life, forced her to choose death as salvation. To her, death was not an ending. The spirit above all had to be preserved. Like her character Septimus Warren Smith, under the strain of mental illness, she threw her life away in order to preserve that which was most sacred to her - life and integrity of the soul. Probably it seems to be a contradiction - to destroy one's life in an effort to save it. There are many such paradoxes in Virginia Woolf's thinking, due to her emotional nature and to her special way of looking at life, time, and space that shapes reality itself. In this vision of life as an eternal process, the concepts of time and space, invented by man, have no meaning, because reality exists outside of them. By passing his temporal life man views all things in relation to himself and his life on the earth. But it is rather difficult to squeeze one's life among birth and death, for man permanently organises his experience into rather relative formulations of interweaving time and space. And reality, as viewed by Virginia Woolf, includes the whole expanse of space and time, and every living form brings its historic and prehistoric past into the ever-flowing stream of life. The present moment is never isolated, because it is filled with very preceding moment, and is constantly in the process of change. Time flows with the stream, having neither beginning nor end. Reality is actually timeless and spaceless, because it contains all space and all time. Believing in the eternal process, Virginia Woolf also demanded a revolution in literary technique

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel
Author: Morag Shiach,Reader in Cultural Studies Morag Shiach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2007-04-19
ISBN: 052185444X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel Book Excerpt:

The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this 2007 Companion is an accessible and informative overview of the genre.

British Authors and Texts

British Authors and Texts
Author: C. L. Khatri
Publsiher: Sarup & Sons
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788176255868
Category: British literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf s Shorter Fiction

The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf s Shorter Fiction
Author: Heather Levy
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781433109409
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf s Shorter Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf's Shorter Fiction proposes an insight into the ways in which Virginia Woolf engaged with the questions of how class influences working women's occupation of private and public space and how material privilege or economic distress inhibits or encourages their likelihood of obtaining their intellectual, spiritual, and physical desires. This groundbreaking book uses class as the determining factor to assess how servants and working class women occupy private and public space and articulate or fail to realize their desires. Drawing upon published and unpublished holograph and typescript drafts of the shorter fiction in The Monks House Papers as well as the Berg Collection, this book examines Woolf's oscillating patterns of elision, idealization, and contempt for the voices and desires of female servants, lesbians, gypsies, and other disenfranchised women. The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf's Shorter Fiction also assesses how the portrayal of working class women in the shorter fiction becomes a vital template for the representation of working class women in Woolf's novels and essays. This study of the cumulative portrayal of the working class woman in all of Virginia Woolf's shorter fiction will also be compelling for anyone interested in social justice, especially for advocates of equality in gender/race/class/sexuality conflicts.

Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace

Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace
Author: J. Dubino
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN: 0230114792
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace Book Excerpt:

These unique essays focus primarily on Woolf's non-fiction and considers her in the context of the modernist marketplace. With research based on new archival material, this volume makes important new contributions to the study of the 'gift economy.'

Form as Compensation for Life

Form as Compensation for Life
Author: Oddvar Holmesland
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781571131478
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Form as Compensation for Life Book Excerpt:

Stylistic study of Virgina Woolf's fiction. Reading a novel by Virginia Woolf involves an element of `double reflexiveness': first, the reader's interaction with Woolf's words and what they describe, and second, the interaction of these words with the world Woolf perceivedand attempted to represent. Oddvar Holmesland takes this paradox and shows that it is not the invention of recent critics but something of which Woolf herself is well aware. In a number of analyses of Woolf's major works - MrsDalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves - he explores the ambiguity that Woolf's reader must work through in order to reach the insights and rewards that her fiction offers. Professor ODDVAR HOLMESLAND is Professor of English at the University of Tromso, Norway.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
Author: John Henry Stape,Visiting Professor of English J H Stape
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780877454946
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginia Woolf Book Excerpt:

The difficulty of a balanced viewpoint for some of her memoirists, a demanding enough task at the best of times, was compounded by the enthusiasm with which she sometimes donned a mask and by conversation whose notorious brilliance veered at moments towards the flamboyant, the wildly inaccurate, or the cruel.

Refiguring Modernism Postmodern feminist readings of Woolf West and Barnes

Refiguring Modernism  Postmodern feminist readings of Woolf  West  and Barnes
Author: Bonnie Kime Scott
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780253210029
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refiguring Modernism Postmodern feminist readings of Woolf West and Barnes Book Excerpt:

"... an invaluable aid to the reconfiguration of literary modernism and of the history of the fiction of the first three decades of the twentieth century." —Novel "... her readings of texts are quite smart and eminently readable." —Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature "... a challenging and discerning study of the modernist period." —James Joyce Broadsheet (note: review of volume 1 only) "... highly important and beautifully written, constructing a contextually rich cultural history of Anglo-American modernism. It wears its meticulous erudition lightly, synthesizing an enormous amount of research, much of it original archival work." —Signs "Through her thoughtful exploration of the lives and work of these three female modernists, Scott shapes a new feminist literary history that successfully reconfigures modernism." —Woolf Studies Annual In this revisionary study of modernism, Bonnie Kime Scott focuses on the literary and cultural contexts that shaped Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Djuna Barnes. Her reading is based upon fresh archival explorations, combining postmodern with feminist theory.

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies
Author: Jeremy Tambling
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1977
Release: 2022-10-29
ISBN: 3319624199
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies Book Excerpt:

This encyclopaedia will be an indispensable resource and recourse for all who are thinking about cities and the urban, and the relation of cities to literature, and to ways of writing about cities. Covering a vast terrain, this work will include entries on theorists, individual writers, individual cities, countries, cities in relation to the arts, film and music, urban space, pre/early and modern cities, concepts and movements and definitions amongst others. Written by an international team of contributors, this will be the first resource of its kind to pull together such a comprehensive overview of the field.

Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic 1621 1982

Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic  1621 1982
Author: Bernard Schweizer
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780754654865
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic 1621 1982 Book Excerpt:

Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This text challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic tradition to suit their own needs.