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Author Froula, Christine, 1950-

Title Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde : war, civilization, modernity / Christine Froula
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 428 pages)
Series Gender and culture
Gender and culture.
Contents Civilization and "my civilisation" : Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde -- Rachel's Great War : civilization, sacrifice, and the enlightenment of women in Melymbrosia and The voyage out -- The death of Jacob Flanders : Greek illusion and modern war in Jacob's room -- Mrs. Dalloway's postwar elegy : women, war, and the art of mourning -- Picture the world : the quest for the thing itself in To the lighthouse -- A fin in a waste of waters : women, genius, freedom in Orlando, A room of one's own, and The waves -- The sexual life of women: experimental genres, experimental publics from The Pargiters to The years -- St. Virginia's epistle to an English gentleman : sex, violence, and the public sphere in Three guineas -- The play in the sky of the mind : Between the acts of civilization's masterplot
Summary Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe ""might really be on the brink of becoming civilized, "" as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinishe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- England -- London.
Bloomsbury group.
Civilization, Modern, in literature.
Experimental fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- England -- London.
Women and literature -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- London -- Literature and the war.
Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231508786 (electronic bk.)
9780231508780 (electronic bk.)