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A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

This extended essay delves into the feminist ideal of providing women with a literal and figurative space in the male-dominated literary world. Based on Virginia Woolf's lectures at two women's colleges in Cambridge, she explores the role of women as writers and characters in fiction through a fictional narrator and narrative. A thought-provoking and poignant read for anyone interested in gender and literature.
Publish Date
first published in 1929
Goodreads Rating
I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Virginia Woolf, but now I love her with the same passion as my best friends. Everything she wrote is amazing - Orlando is the Sgt Pepper of novels; a sexy psychedelic concept album bursting with unforgettable riffs - but A Room of One’s Own has a particular clean, precise, joyous anger to it that still reads as in advance of it’s time, nearly a hundred years later. I walk around Fitzroy Square and think of her; if I had a third girl, I would call her “Virginia.” Or “Woolf.”      source