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Reading Virginia Woolf
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Reading Virginia Woolf

Julia Briggs


The pleasure and excitement of exploring Virginia Woolf’s writings is at the heart of this book. The author reconsiders Woolf’s work – from some of her earliest fictional experiments to her late short story, ‘The Symbol’, and from the most to the least familiar of her novels – from a series of angles. Individual chapters analyse Woolf’s neglected second novel, Night and Day and investigate her links with other writers (Byron, Shakespeare), her ambivalent attitudes to ‘Englishness’ and to censorship, her fascination with transitional places and moments and with the flow of time (and its relativ ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, The Symbol, Night and Day, novels, Englishness, censorship, writing process, revision, Byron, Shakespeare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624348
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Briggs, author