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"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? I will try to explain." So begins what is widely regarded as the foundation text of feminist literary criticism, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Probably Woolf's most readable and entertaining book, it was based on papers delivered at Newnham and Girton Colleges—the two...
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For anyone who enjoys essays turned into novels this is a fine example. It's clear Virginia Woolf had feminist views, and it's interesting to learn of women's limitations at that time.
Oct 16th, 2019
Jul 25th, 2018
groundbreaking...but tedious. Not my favorite Woolf.
Feb 20th, 2018
Jun 1st, 2017
I found this book both brilliant and boring! Some paragraphs had me hooked and wanting more, others had me nodding off and checking how many pages were left before it would be over. I'm glad I've read this but I won't be reading it again.
Dec 5th, 2013
When I began to read this, I hated it. As I got more into it, I grew closer and closer to Woolf. Her professionalism is admirable, and her arguments are articulated well. A shame she committed suicide; a great brain was lost that day.
Apr 19th, 2013
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