Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground

Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground : Essays by Gillian Beer

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This book for the first time brings together Gillian Beer's essays on Virginia Woolf. Widely recognised as a leading authority on Woolf and a sophisticated critic of modernism and fiction, Beer's essays make fascinating reading. Beer demonstrates, through close investigative textual readings, how Woolf's conceptualisations of history and narrative are intimately bound up with her ways of thinking about women, writing and social and sexual relations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 16mm | 381.02g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748608141
  • 9780748608140

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Beer herself is a wordsmith; the book is a pleasure and a challenge to read for its vocabulary and the poetry of its prose...will be invaluable to readers of Woolf. Beer and Bowlby are theoretically sophisticated and innovative...Edinburgh has produced fine, large, well-bound volumes...two of the best recent books on Woolf. Beer herself is a wordsmith; the book is a pleasure and a challenge to read for its vocabulary and the poetry of its prose...will be invaluable to readers of Woolf. Beer and Bowlby are theoretically sophisticated and innovative...Edinburgh has produced fine, large, well-bound volumes...two of the best recent books on Woolf.show more

Table of contents

Introduction to "Between the Acts"; introduction to "The Waves"; Virginia Woolf and prehistory; essay on elegy in "To the Lighthouse"; the body of the people in Virginia Woolf; the island and the aeroplane - the case of Virginia Woolf; essay on "Between the Acts", the diaries, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Elizabeth Bowen; essay on Woolf and the work of Arthur Eddington.show more

About Gillian Beer

Dame Gillian Beer is King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridgeshow more

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