Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman

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Open Road Media, Apr 17, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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Gruber’s groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf—an enduring feminist analysis pairing two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers
In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD—the youngest person ever to do so—with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf’s work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber’s eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman.  Described by Gruber as “the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life,” Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature’s most innovative authors, written by one of America’s most remarkable journalists.
 

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Unlike many speculations on Woolf, this one was written in 1935, while its subject was still building her reputation. This edition includes a lengthy new introduction by Gruber as well as facsimiles of correspondence between the two women. A must-have for serious literature collections. Read full review

Contents

THE POET VERSUS THE CRITIC
THE STRUGGLE FOR A STYLE
THE FORMATION OF A STYLE
THE STYLE COMPLETED AND THE THOUGHT IMPLIED
THE WAVESTHE RHYTHM OF CONFLICTS
THE WILL TO CREATE AS A WOMAN
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A MYSTERY SOLVED
INDEX
EBOOKS BY EBOOKS BY RUTH GRUBER
Videos Archival Documents and New Releases
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Ruth Gruber (1911–2016) was an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, she was the author of nineteen books, including the National Jewish Book Award–winning biography Raquela (1978). She also wrote several memoirs documenting her astonishing experiences, among them Ahead of Time (1991), Inside of Time (2002), and Haven (1983), which documents her role in the rescue of one thousand refugees from Europe and their safe transport to America. Gruber passed away in 2016 at the age of 105.

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