Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style

by Pamela J. Transue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887062865

ISBN-13: 9780887062865

Pub. Date: 08/28/1986

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This readable, informed, and insightful book illustrates the effects Virginia Woolf’s feminism had on her art. Woolf’s committed feminism combined with her integrity as an artist and her ability to metamorphose ideology into art make her work particularly suitable for a study of the complex relationship of polemic to aesthetics. There is hardly a more

Overview

This readable, informed, and insightful book illustrates the effects Virginia Woolf’s feminism had on her art. Woolf’s committed feminism combined with her integrity as an artist and her ability to metamorphose ideology into art make her work particularly suitable for a study of the complex relationship of polemic to aesthetics. There is hardly a more crucial issue for the feminist artist today, who must seek a successful fusion of her principles with her art. For the student of this art Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style provides a means to evaluate the success or failure of these strategies.

While Woolf’s essays reflect a strong if somewhat quirky feminism, she was highly critical of didacticism in fiction. For that reason her novels at first glance appear relatively free of polemic. Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Style reveals that her feminism is more accurately described as latent in the novels, having been merged into the aesthetic components of style, structure, point of view, and patterns of imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887062865
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Pages:
222

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Voyage Out

Night and Day

Jacob's Room

Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

Orlando

The Waves

The Pargiters and The Years

Between the Acts

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

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