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Virginia Woolf : The Frames of Art and Life - C.Ruth Miller

Virginia Woolf

The Frames of Art and Life

Hardcover Published: 24th November 1988
ISBN: 9780333448809
Number Of Pages: 135

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An attempt to underline Virginia Woolf's aesthetic by revealing the importance of the frames in her writings. While Virginia Woolf recognized that frames are required to achieve a unified vision, she remained aware of their drawbacks - exclusivity, distortion and imposition. Within her novels she repeatedly uses windows, thresholds, mirrors and to a lesser degree, rooms to frame scenes. This book provides an original theory, maintaining that these random "frames of life" achieve the goal that Virginia Woolf set herself as a writer; to provide a perspective without imposing their own design and to chart the border between life and art.

Preface - Acknowledgements - PART 1 ART AND LIFE - The Frame - The Oppostition of Art and Life - The Relationships between Art and Life - The Reconciliation of Art and Life - To See Life Steadily and See it Whole - The Necessity of Frames - PART 2 TOWARDS A DEFENCE OF THE NOVEL - Literature Among the Arts - The Novel Among the Genres - PART 3 FRAMES - Rooms - Thresholds - Mirrors - Windows - Bibliography - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333448809
ISBN-10: 0333448804
Series: Frames of Art and Life
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 24th November 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2