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Virginia Woolf : Lesbian Readings - Eileen Barrett

Virginia Woolf

Lesbian Readings

By: Eileen Barrett (Editor), Patricia Cramer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780814712641
Number Of Pages: 306

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The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work. Such traditional institutions as The New York Review of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional advertisements; her face is used to sell everything from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale.

Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the first book devoted to Woolf's lesbianism. Divided into two sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels, these essays focus on how Woolf's private and public experience and knowledge of same-sex love influences her shorter fiction and novels. Lesbian Intersections includes personal narratives that trace the experience of reading Woolf through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels provides lesbian interpretations of the individual novels, including Orlando, The Waves, and The Years.

Breaking new ground in our understanding of the role Woolf's love for women plays in her major writing, these essays shift the emphasis of lesbian interpretations from Woolf's life to her work.

Industry Reviews

"Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer have put together an excellent collection of original articles which demonstrates the range of lesbian literary scholarship as a field and the important nuance and insight it is contributing to our knowledge of Woolf's life and writing in particular."

-Woolf Studies Annual

ISBN: 9780814712641
ISBN-10: 0814712649
Series: Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.24  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.42