For a room of one s own is not only one of the key texts of feminism it also makes easy reading and was possibly written in the very beautiful room in virginia woolf s cottage in the country seen on this page.
The room of one s own by virginia woolf.
Woolf was already connecting feminism to anti fascism in a room of one s own which addresses in some detail the relations between politics and aesthetics.
This penguin modern classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by michele barrett.
A room of one s own is an extended essay by virginia woolf first published in september 1929.
It s straight cut through feminists and so accurate.
A room of one s own by virginia woolf is an extended version of essays based on lectures she gave on women and fiction.
The work is based on two lectures woolf delivered in october 1928 at newnham college and girton college women s constituent colleges at the university of cambridge.
Woolf has talked about women in literature from the time of shakespeare and how a women couldn t write a play like he did but what s interesting laughable and disturbing is that 21st century is not much different from.
Written after she delivered two lectures on the topic of women and fiction at cambridge university in 1928 woolf s essay examines the educational social and financial disadvantages women have faced throughout history.
The book is based on lectures woolf gave to women students at cambridge but its innovatory style makes it read in places like a novel blurring boundaries between criticism and fiction.
From the inside flap collecting two book length essays a room of one s own and three guineas is virginia woolf s most powerful feminist writing justifying the need for women to possess intellectual freedom and financial independence.
An important feminist text the essay argues for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition.
Published in 1929 virginia woolf s a room of one s own is a key work of feminist literary criticism.