Virginia Woolf and the Real World

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University of California Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 374 pages
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Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works.
  

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Zwerdling aims to correct the standard image of Woolf as an "immured priest ess in the temple of artdedicated, sol itary, out of touch with the life of her time.'' He constructs his argument around ... Read full review

Contents

The Enormous Eye
9
The Reluctant Satirist
38
Woolfs Satiric Elegy
62
Class and Money
87
Mrs Dalloway and the Social System
120
The Bonds of Family Life
144
To the Lighthouse
180
Woolfs Feminism in Historical
210
Anger and Conciliation in A Room of Ones
243
Pacifism Without Hope
271
Coming of War
302
Epilogue
325
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Zwerdling is the Letters and Science Distinguished Professor of literature at the University of California.

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