A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, she takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without. Her message is a simple one: women must have a fixed income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create.
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Review: A Room of One's OwnUser Review - Ayu Puspita Sari - Goodreads
Such a feast for mind, it looks like a snack but actually a full-nutrition snacks. Virginia Woolf's thoughts are still relevant even until now, and how she could think about this nearly a ceantury ago ... Read full review
Review: A Room of One's OwnUser Review - Vicky - Goodreads
It usually takes me some time to really get into Virginia Woolf's writing, thus I wasn't surprised that the more I read the better it got. She has some really interesting points on the role of women in the creation of literature, and I quite enjoyed reading her essays. Read full review