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Title Walking Virginia Woolf s London
Author Lisbeth Larsson
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-08-07
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 247
ISBN 9783319556727
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge. Featuring an array of detailed maps, Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography brings a fascinating new perspective to Virginia Woolf’s work. It is essential reading for scholars of modernist literature or geocriticism.

Title Street Haunting A London Adventure
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2016-08-17
Category History
Total Pages 22
ISBN 9781473363083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A snapshot of the life on a London street one wintry evening, through the eyes of one of the most wonderfully descriptive writers of the twentieth century.

Spatial Literary Studies by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Title Spatial Literary Studies
Author Robert T. Tally Jr.
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-10-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9781000208047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination offers a wide range of essays that reframe or transform contemporary criticism by focusing attention, in various ways, on the dynamic relations among space, place, and literature. These essays reflect upon the representation of space and place, whether in the real world, in imaginary universes, or in those hybrid zones where fiction meets reality. Working within or alongside related approaches, such as geocriticism, literary geography, and the spatial humanities, these essays examine the relationship between literary spatiality and different genres or media, such as film or television. The contributors to Spatial Literary Studies draw upon diverse critical and theoretical traditions in disclosing, analyzing, and exploring the significance of space, place, and mapping in literature and in the world, thus making new textual geographies and literary cartographies possible.

Virginia Woolf And London by Susan Merrill Squier

Title Virginia Woolf and London
Author Susan Merrill Squier
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2017-11-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781469639918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To Virginia Woolf, London was a source of creative inspiration, a setting for many of her works, and a symbol of the culture in which she lived and wrote. In a 1928 diary entry, she observed, "London itself perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me a play & a story & a poem, without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets." The city fascinated Woolf, yet her relationship with it was problematic. In her attempts to resolve her developmental struggles as a woman write in a patriarchal society, Woolf shaped and reshaped the image and meaning of London. Using psychoanalytic, feminist, and social theories, Susan Squier explores the transformed meaning of the city in Woolf's essays, memoirs, and novels as it functions in the creation of a mature feminist vision. Squier shows that Woolf's earlier works depict London as a competitive patriarchal environment that excluded her, but her mature works portray the city as beginning to accept the force of female energy. Squier argues that this transformation was made possible by Woolf's creative ability to appropriate and revise the masculine literary and cultural forms of her society. The act of writing, or "scene making," allowed Woolf to break from her familial and cultural heritage and recreate London in her own literary voice and vision. Virginia Woolf and London is based on analyses of Woolf's memoirs, her little-known early and mature London essays, Night and Day, Mrs. Dalloway, Flush, and The Years. By focusing on Woolf's changing attitudes about the city, Squier is able to define Woolf's evolving belief that women could "reframe" the city-scape and use it to imagine and create a more egalitarian world. Squier's study offers significant new insights into the interplay between self and society as it shapes the work of a woman writer. Originally published in 1985. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The London Scene by Virginia Woolf

Title The London Scene
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-11
Category London (England)
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1907970428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The London Scene' is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works.

Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin

Title Flaneuse
Author Lauren Elkin
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2016-07-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781448191956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay* Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 by the Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Observer, The Millions and Emerald Street 'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk’. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities. From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flâneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

The Walker by Matthew Beaumont

Title The Walker
Author Matthew Beaumont
Publisher Verso Books
Release Date 2020-11-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781788738941
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Dickensian London to today’s megacities—what urban walking tells us about modern life There is no such thing as a false step. Every time we walk we are going somewhere. Especially if we are going nowhere. Moving around the modern city is not a way of getting from A to B, but of understanding who and where we are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont retraces episodes in the history of the walker since the mid-nineteenth century. From Dickens’s insomniac night rambles to restless excursions through the faceless monuments of today’s neoliberal city, the act of walking is one of self-discovery and self-escape, of disappearances and secret subversions. Pacing stride for stride alongside literary amblers and thinkers such as Edgar Allan Poe, André Breton, H. G. Wells, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys and Ray Bradbury, Beaumont explores the relationship between the metropolis and its pedestrian life. Through these writings, Beaumont asks: Can you get lost in a crowd? What are the consequences of using your smartphone in the street? What differentiates the nocturnal metropolis from the city of daylight? What connects walking, philosophy and the big toe? And can we save the city—or ourselves—by taking to the pavement?

Wanderers by Kerri Andrews

Title Wanderers
Author Kerri Andrews
Publisher Reaktion Books
Release Date 2020-10-07
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781789143430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A wild portrayal of the passion and spirit of female walkers and the deep sense of ‘knowing’ that they found along the path.”—Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path “I opened this book and instantly found that I was part of a conversation I didn't want to leave. A dazzling, inspirational history.”—Helen Mort, author of No Map Could Show Them This is a book about ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. Wanderers traces their footsteps, from eighteenth-century parson’s daughter Elizabeth Carter—who desired nothing more than to be taken for a vagabond in the wilds of southern England—to modern walker-writers such as Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed. For each, walking was integral, whether it was rambling for miles across the Highlands, like Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt, or pacing novels into being, as Virginia Woolf did around Bloomsbury. Offering a beguiling view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing—of being—articulated by these ten pathfinding women.

Nightwalking by Matthew Beaumont

Title Nightwalking
Author Matthew Beaumont
Publisher Verso Books
Release Date 2015-03-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781781687963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night,” wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today—home to the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London by focusing on those of its denizens who surface on the streets when the sun’s down. If nightwalking is a matter of “going astray” in the streets of the metropolis after dark, then nightwalkers represent some of the most suggestive and revealing guides to the neglected and forgotten aspects of the city. In this brilliant work of literary investigation, Beaumont shines a light on the shadowy perambulations of poets, novelists and thinkers: Chaucer and Shakespeare; William Blake and his ecstatic peregrinations and the feverish ramblings of opium addict Thomas De Quincey; and, among the lamp-lit literary throng, the supreme nightwalker Charles Dickens. We discover how the nocturnal city has inspired some and served as a balm or narcotic to others. In each case, the city is revealed as a place divided between work and pleasure, the affluent and the indigent, where the entitled and the desperate jostle in the streets. With a foreword and afterword by Will Self, Nightwalking is a captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night and the people they meet.

Virginia Woolf S London by Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Title Virginia Woolf s London
Author Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Release Date 2001-01-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1860646441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book looks at Virginia Woolf's various homes in Kensington, Richmond, and Bloomsbury, and her Sussex country retreats. It explains how the buildings and streets were far more to her than a home--London was a symbol of the vitality she attempted to put into her novels. This guidebook brings to life Woolf's city by tracing the footsteps of some of her characters, while giving a flesh and blood picture of her, impossible to find elsewhere. The book is illustrated with drawings of all Woolf's homes, and walking route maps.

A Room Of One S Own by Virginia Woolf

Title A Room of One s Own
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Renard Press Ltd
Release Date 2020-10-12
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781913724245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

Title Virginia Woolf s London The character of a city and its people
Author Nicole Eismann
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2016-03-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 13
ISBN 9783668183001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.7, University of Bonn (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie), course: Virginia Woolf. Time, Space and Memory, language: English, abstract: “London itself perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me a play & a story & a poem, without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets.” Virginia Woolf’s home town, London, appears to be one of her greatest inspirations as it is not only setting of several of Woolf's novels but also the main topic in a number of her essays. At first glance, Virginia Woolf's London is a perfect place of beauty and harmony. Despite mentioning them, the negative aspects of London brought up in her works always seem to be played down with the help of linguistic devices such as the use of irony in case of “the moralist” in “Oxford Street Tide” which can be made out in the following quote: “Even a moralist, who is, one must suppose, since he can spend the afternoon dreaming, a man with a balance in the bank – even a moralist must allow [...]”. But is this beauty a real overall picture of Great Britain's capital as it is described by Woolf? Or do the mentioned negative aspects still have a bigger influence on the perception of London the reader gets than it appears? Or is the image, Virginia Woolf presents us, in the end even more negative than positive, and from which point of view? To answer these questions, this paper includes a detailed analysis of two essays which address the city of London as their main issue with a special focus on the people and their perception – “Oxford Street Tide”, one of “The London Scene” essays which describes life in one of London's most famous shopping areas, and “Street Haunting: A London Adventure” in which the narrator takes the reader for a walk around London.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Title Mrs Dalloway
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Prabhat Prakashan
Release Date 101-01-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer's men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning--fresh as if issued to children on a beach.

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Title To the Lighthouse
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Renard Press Ltd
Release Date 2021-06-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781913724092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Described by Virginia Woolf herself as ‘easily the best of my books’, and by her husband Leonard as a ‘masterpiece’, To the Lighthouse, first published in 1927, is one of the milestones of Modernism. Set on the Isle of Skye, over a decade spanning the First World War, the narrative centres on the Ramsay family, and is framed by Mrs Ramsay’s promise to take a trip to the lighthouse the next day – a promise which isn’t to be fulfilled for a decade. Flowing from character to character and from year to year, the novel paints a moving portrait of love, loss and perception. Bearing all the hallmarks of Woolf’s prose, with her delicate handling of the complexities of human relationships, To the Lighthouse has earned its reputation – frequently appearing in lists of the best novels of the twentieth century, it has lost not an iota of brilliance.

Square Haunting by Francesca Wade

Title Square Haunting
Author Francesca Wade
Publisher Tim Duggan Books
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780451497819
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • “A beautiful and deeply moving book.”—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People An engrossing group portrait of five women writers, including Virginia Woolf, who moved to London’s Mecklenburgh Square in search of new freedom in their lives and work. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPMATTERS “I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.”—Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925 In the early twentieth century, Mecklenburgh Square—a hidden architectural gem in the heart of London—was a radical address. On the outskirts of Bloomsbury known for the eponymous group who “lived in squares, painted in circles, and loved in triangles,” the square was home to students, struggling artists, and revolutionaries. In the pivotal era between the two world wars, the lives of five remarkable women intertwined at this one address: modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and author and publisher Virginia Woolf. In an era when women’s freedoms were fast expanding, they each sought a space where they could live, love, and—above all—work independently. With sparkling insight and a novelistic style, Francesca Wade sheds new light on a group of artists and thinkers whose pioneering work would enrich the possibilities of women’s lives for generations to come. Praise for Square Haunting “A fascinating voyage through the lives of five remarkable women . . . moving and immersive.”—Edmund Gordon, author of The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography “Elegant, erudite, and absorbing, Square Haunting is a startlingly original debut, and Francesca Wade is an author to watch.”—Frances Wilson, author of Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey “Outstanding . . . I’ll be recommending this all year.”—Sarah Bakewell, author of At the Existentialist Café “I much enjoyed Francesca Wade's book. It almost made me wish I belonged to the pioneering generation of women spoiling eggs on the gas ring and breaking taboos.”—Sue Prideaux, author of I Am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

Title Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
Author Kristin Czarnecki
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2011
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9780983533900
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Virginia Woolf and the Natural World is a compilation of thirty-one essays presented at the twentieth annual international conference on Virginia Woolf. This volume explores Woolf's complex engagement with the natural world, an engagement that was as political as it was aesthetic. The diversity of topics within this collection-ecofeminism, the nature of time, the nature of the self, nature and sporting, botany, climate, and landscape, just to name a few-fosters a deeper understanding of the nature of nature in Woolf's works. Contributors include Bonnie Kime Scott, Carrie Rohman, Diana Swanson, Elisa Kay Sparks, Beth Rigel Daugherty, Jane Goldman, and Diane Gillespie, among many others from the international community of Woolf scholars.

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Title The Hours
Author Michael Cunningham
Publisher HarperCollins Canada
Release Date 2011-08-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781443406987
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Hours, Michael Cunningham—widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation—draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf ’s last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Richard, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers and family. Passionate, profound and deeply moving, The Hours is Cunningham’s most remarkable achievement to date.

Night And Day by Virginia Woolf

Title Night and Day
Author Virginia Woolf
Publisher Joe Books Ltd
Release Date 2016-02-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 538
ISBN 9781772752250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The daughter of a literary household of means, Katherine Hilbery has distanced herself from romantic entanglements in favour of a life of intellectual pursuits. Mary Datchet, the daughter of a country vicar, has chosen to focus her attentions on supporting the suffrage movement. But when confronted with offers of marriage from unlikely suitors, both women must determine whether or not there is room for love in the lives they have chosen to lead. One of Virginia Woolf’s earliest novels, Night and Day examines each woman’s thoughts on love, marriage, and personal fulfillment in Edwardian England.

Title The Rough Guide to Walks in London South East England
Author Rough Guides
Publisher Rough Guides UK
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Travel
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781848361034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Rough Guide to Walks in London and South East England is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers’ tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren’t afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the Rough Guide to Walks in London and South East England.

500 Inspiring Walks by Katherine Stathers

Title 500 Inspiring Walks
Author Katherine Stathers
Publisher Frances Lincoln
Release Date 2021-03-02
Category Literary landmarks
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780711252868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Hiking routes and city strolls inspired by artists, writers, and composers.