The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf

The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf

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Jane Goldman offers a revisionary, feminist reading of Woolf's work. Focusing on Woolf's engagement with the artistic theories of her time, Goldman analyses Woolf's fascination with the Post-impressionist exhibition of 1920 and the solar eclipse of 1927 by linking her response to a much wider literary and cultural context. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, this book will appeal not only to scholars working on Woolf, but also to students of modernism, art history, and women's studies.It is the interrelation between these two spheres of colourism I have tried to exploit in my readings. ... the discovery that these flowers, in an earlier draft of The Voyage Out, are a#39;purple and whitea#39; (tenderly arranged by Rachel ... The oppressive moment of traditional patriarchal chiaroscuro in a#39;The Moment: Summera#39;s Nighta#39;, which initiated my ... She saw Julia open her arms; saw her blaze; saw her kindle.

Title:The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf
Author: Jane Goldman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2001-01-04

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