A Macat Analysis of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own

  • by Fiona Robinson, Tim Smith-Laing
  • Narrated by Macat.com
  • 1 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even as recently as the 1920s the historical lack of great female writers was often considered as evidence of women's inferiority. Virginia Woolf disagreed. In her 1929 essay A Room of One's Own, she argues that creativity is impossible without privacy and freedom from financial worries - and that throughout history women have had neither. As a result, no tradition of great female writing existed to inspire women. Woolf's focus on the everyday suppression of women was a turning point in feminism, marking a realization that gaining legal and voting rights was just the first step on the road to true equality. Ordinary, everyday life had to be altered too. Woolf's writing inspired a generation of feminist writing and thinking. Her essay remains deeply relevant and valid today, providing a framework for analysis of any social group suffering injustice.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2016
  • Publisher: Macat.com