The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism

The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism

by Ann Banfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521773474

ISBN-13: 9780521773478

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study is a major reappraisal of Virginia Woolf's relationship to Bloomsbury and the aesthetic and philosophical developments of her time. Through extensive archival research, Ann Banfield offers the first full analysis of Woolf's engagement with the theories of a remarkable trinity of thinkers: G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and Roger Fry.  See more details below

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This study is a major reappraisal of Virginia Woolf's relationship to Bloomsbury and the aesthetic and philosophical developments of her time. Through extensive archival research, Ann Banfield offers the first full analysis of Woolf's engagement with the theories of a remarkable trinity of thinkers: G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and Roger Fry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521773478
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: table talk; Part I. Subject and Object and the Nature of Reality: 2. The geometry in the sensible world: Russell's analysis of matter; 3. The world seen without a self: Woolf's analysis of matter; 4. Solus ipse, alone in the universe; 5. The dualism of death; Part II. Principia Aesthetica: 6. Fry's granite and rainbow: post-impressionism and impressionism; 7. How to describe the world seen without a self?; 8. The modern elegy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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