A newly expanded edition of this original, lively and popular study of one of the twentieth century's most important and challenging writers examines a wide range of Virginia Woolf's writing alongside key themes and topics of contemporary relevance to her and detailed analysis of her key works.
Description: In this new edition of her highly regarded original study, Laura Marcus examines a wide range of Virginia Woolf’s novels, short stories, essays and autobiographical writings in the context of themes and topics of central contemporary relevance and interest: time, history and narrative, modernism and the city, gender, sexuality and identity, art and life-writings. In addition to exploring her significance for, and contribution to, feminist debates and to definitions of modernism, the book also includes detailed analyses of all Woolf’s novels and of her non-fictional writings including A Room of One’s Own, Three Guineas and the ‘biography’ Flush. Marcus considers current theoretical approaches to Woolf’s work and also engages with Woolf’s own cultural contexts, exploring, for example, her responses to war, to Freud’s theories, and to early twentieth-century theories of sexuality and gender identity, and the transition from Victorianism to modernity.
…not only clarifies and analyses…but sends you off to the (originals) again
Times Educational Supplement
Author: Marcus, Laura