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The Resource Reading Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs

Reading Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs

Label
Reading Virginia Woolf
Title
Reading Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
Julia Briggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The pleasure and excitement of exploring Virginia Woolf's writings is at the heart of this book by a highly respected Woolf critic and biographer. Julia Briggs 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 highly imaginative and unexpected angles. Individual essays 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, with the flow of time (and its relative nature), her concern with visions and revision and with printing and the writing process as a whole. We watch Woolf as she typesets an extraordinarily complex high modernist poem (Hope Mirrlees's 'Paris'), and as she revises her novels so that their structures become formally - and even numerologically - significant. A final essay examines the differences between Woolf's texts as they were first published in England and America, and the further changes she occasionally made after publication, changes that her editors have been slow to acknowledge. Julia Briggs brings to these discussions an extensive knowledge of Woolf both as a scholar and as an editor. She records her findings and observations in a lively, graceful and approachable style that will entice readers to delve further and more meaningfully into Woolf's work. Key Features: Addresses a wide range of familiar and less familiar texts, including Woolf's short stories. Opens up difficult texts in an inviting style. Covers aspects of Woolf's work that have been consistently neglected or have never been considered before
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briggs, Julia
Dewey number
823.912
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR6045.O72
LC item number
Z89185 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Reading Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia Woolf reads Shakespeare: or, her silence on Master William -- 'The proper writing of lives'': biography versus fiction in Woolf's early work -- Night and day: the marriage of dreams and realities -- Reading people, reading texts: 'Byron and Mr Briggs' -- 'Modernism's lost hope': Virginia Woolf, Hope Mirrlees and the printing of Paris -- The search for form (i): Fry, formalism and fiction -- The search for form (ii): revision and the numbers of time -- 'This moment I stand on': Virginia Woolf and the spaces in time -- 'Like a shell on a sandhill': Woolf's images of emptiness -- Constantinople: at the crossroads of the imagination -- The conversation behind the conversation: speaking the unspeakaable -- 'Sudden intensities': frame and focus in Woolf's later short stories -- 'Almost ashamed of England being so English': Woolf and ideas of Englishness -- Between the texts: Woolf's acts of revision
Control code
71000482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748651856
Lccn
2007532540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk119m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71000482
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reading Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia Woolf reads Shakespeare: or, her silence on Master William -- 'The proper writing of lives'': biography versus fiction in Woolf's early work -- Night and day: the marriage of dreams and realities -- Reading people, reading texts: 'Byron and Mr Briggs' -- 'Modernism's lost hope': Virginia Woolf, Hope Mirrlees and the printing of Paris -- The search for form (i): Fry, formalism and fiction -- The search for form (ii): revision and the numbers of time -- 'This moment I stand on': Virginia Woolf and the spaces in time -- 'Like a shell on a sandhill': Woolf's images of emptiness -- Constantinople: at the crossroads of the imagination -- The conversation behind the conversation: speaking the unspeakaable -- 'Sudden intensities': frame and focus in Woolf's later short stories -- 'Almost ashamed of England being so English': Woolf and ideas of Englishness -- Between the texts: Woolf's acts of revision
Control code
71000482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748651856
Lccn
2007532540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk119m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71000482
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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