Virginia Woolf and Music Virginia Woolf and Music
These essays explore music and its relationship to language, aesthetics, and culture in the life and work of the preeminent Modernist writer Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One's Own, and other works). Approaching Woolf from musicology, literary criticism, and gender studies, the collection examines her musical background; music in her fiction and critical writings; and the importance of music in the Bloomsbury milieu and its role within the larger framework of Modernism. Making use of Woolf's diaries, letters, fiction, and the testimony of her contemporaries, these essays illuminate the rich and deeply musical nature of Woolf's works.
- Electronic book text | 348 pages
- 20 May 2014
- Indiana University Press
- United States
""This book explains why Virginia Woolf believed that 'a Beethoven quartet is the truth about this vast mass that we call the world' and how profoundly she was influenced by many other composers. Reading the essays collected here, we understand Woolf's conviction that 'we are the music; we are the thing itself.'"" --Susan Gubar, author of Rooms of Our Own--Susan Gubar ""author of Rooms of Our Own ""
About Adriana L Varga
Adriana Varga teaches English and Global and Historical Studies at Butler University, Indianapolis.