Virginia Woolf and Music

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Indiana University Press, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 329 pages
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These essays explore music and its relationship to language, aesthetics, and culture in the life and work of the preeminent Modernist writer Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One's Own, and other works). Approaching Woolf from musicology, literary criticism, and gender studies, the collection examines Woolf's musical background; music in Woolf's fiction and critical writings; and the importance of music in the Bloomsbury milieu and its role within the larger framework of Modernism. Making use of Woolf's diaries, letters, fiction, and the testimony of her contemporaries, these essays illuminate the rich and deeply musical nature of Woolf's works.

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Adriana Varga teaches English and Global and Historical Studies at Butler University, Indianapolis.

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