A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

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Oxford University Press, 2015 - 352 pagina's
'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.
 

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Biographical Preface
vii
Introduction
xi
Note on the Text
xxxvii
Select Bibliography
xl
A Chronology of Virginia Woolf
xliii
A Room of Ones Own
1
Three Guineas
87
Notes and References
217
Explanatory Notes
254
Bibliography of Works Cited in Three Guineas
290
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Anna Snaith is the author of Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations (2000), and Modenist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1940 (2014). She is the editor of the Cambridge University Press Edition of Woolf's The Years (2012) and Locating Woolf: the Politics of Space and Time (with Michael Whitworth, 2007).

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