Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own

A 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», 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 figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.
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Impressions

    Judith Hernándezshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    La importancia de tener un espacio propio, la importancia de la educación y la importancia del legado de mujeres que como Virginia Woolf nos dejan. Un libro lleno de verdades.

    Antara Ghoshshared an impression3 years ago
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    💞Loved Up

    A book which makes you feel worthy of all things and reminds how grateful we should be.

    Priscila Talaverashared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

Quotes

    Cintya Paramastri Jayaningtyashas quoted2 years ago
    the body seemed contained in a miraculous glass cabinet through which no sound could penetrate, and the mind, freed from any contact with facts (unless one trespassed on the turf again), was at liberty to settle down upon whatever meditation was in harmony with the moment.
    Елена Тендитнаяhas quoted2 months ago
    All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point—a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction;
    Dani CyChas quoted2 months ago
    Even the sorrow of Christianity sounded in that serene air more like the recollection of sorrow than sorrow itself; even the groanings of the ancient organ seemed lapped in peace.

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