A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Owngrew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to give at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Ranging over Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte and why neither of them could have written War and Peace, over the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (and imaginary) sister, over the effects of poverty and chastity on female creativity, she gives us one of the greatest feminist polemics of the century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - psutto - LibraryThing
Category Good A famous feminist polemic based on talks and essays that Woolf created in answer to doing something on women in fiction. Why is there no female equivalent of Shakespeare? She posits the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Chris_V - LibraryThing
A double volume of Virginia Woolf's most celebrated essays on the sexes. In her first she addresses the state of the female writer down the years in a devastatingly perceptive way and the second is ... Read full review