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Una habitación propia by Virginia Woolf

Una habitación propia (original 1929; edition 2023)

by Virginia Woolf, María Serrano Ana Quijada, Irene Vidal

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Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.
Title:Una habitación propia
Authors:Virginia Woolf
Other authors:María Serrano Ana Quijada, Irene Vidal
Info:RBA Coleccionables 2023, Colección Pequeños Tesoros, El País
Collections:Your library
Tags:Conferencia, manifiesto, social, crítica literaria, feminismo

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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)


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ostensibly a disquisition on function of anger (corrupting) in art.
"Shakespeare has consumed all impediments and become incandescent." And therefore nothing is known of him (my paraphrase)
dubious line of argument, particularly with respect to the construction of modern works (albeit the critique does occasionally ring true). Really this is a superior Portrait of the Artist in the vein that one compares Lighthouse to Ulysses.

Amusing to note Kipling is dated even in her time:
"One blushes at all these capital letters as if one had been caught eavesdropping at some purely masculine orgy."

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  Joe.Olipo | Sep 19, 2023 |
I know I am SUPPOSED to love this but I mostly just mostly liked it. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
Feminist essay about the societal restrictions on female literary genius.
Woolf biting comments on men writing about women, clearly as repugnant to her then as they are now, particularly as they reflect a pernicious misogyny of the times (weaker sex, smaller brains, physically smaller = inferior).
Musings on women's life in Elizabethan England reflect the attitudes of Woolfs time more than historical reality, largely due to increased academic study of early modern women's lives. Many of woolfs points have been refuted e,g. early marriage versus average marriage age of 26 for women and 29 for men, high status women were often well educated in a humanist tradition and were probably better educated than Woolf's contemporaries, women could own property in their own right although with puritan influence this was being eroded etc. ( )
  Cotswoldreader | May 27, 2023 |
That felt beautiful .. really .. the writing was sooo good
As for the content , one can't even comprehend how things were much harder for women back there ... how many female Shakespeare had the history failed , how many female Einsteins couldn't pursue her passions due to her "duties" ... it was so thought-provoking and -again- beautiful ,agonizing and hopeful all at the same time .
Why not five stars ?! I really didn't understand some sentences that just felt imo not related to the main subject at hand like how she was walking through the streets or observing the greens and some sentences I really couldn't get the hang of it for I am so used to modern English so I guess the fault was mine ( )
  Jessicaby234 | Apr 30, 2023 |
Very interesting Never thought so thoroughly about this subject. But it is also very priveledged and until this day, many women cannot break the rut. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Dec 26, 2022 |
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Pourquoi "Une chambre à soi" de Virginia Woolf reste d’actualité ?
Une chambre à soi, essai de Virginie Woolf paru en 1929, fait partie des ouvrages incontournables de l’histoire du féminisme. Une oeuvre dont les conclusions restent en 2016 très actuelles.

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Woolf, Virginiaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aspesi, NataliaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beeke, AnthonCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, VanessaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradshaw, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Stuart N.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Del Serra, MauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gordon, MaryForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gubar, SusanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pearson, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simonsuuri, KirstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stadtlander, BeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, JulietNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valentí, HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waals-Nachenius, C.E. van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This essay is based upon two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928. The papers were too long to be read in full, and have since been altered and expanded.
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But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction -- what has that got to do with a room of one's own? I will try to explain.
[Foreword (HBJ edition)] Virginia Woolf foresaw with clarity the responses to A Room of One's Own.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction
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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141183535, 0141018984, 0141044888, 0734306555


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