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The Resource Vita and Virginia : the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt

Vita and Virginia : the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt

Label
Vita and Virginia : the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf
Title
Vita and Virginia
Title remainder
the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Raitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Virginia Woolf first met Vita Sackville-West at Clive Bell's home in 1922, she wrote that Vita made her feel 'virgin, shy, & schoolgirlish'. But over the next three years Vita charmed away her shyness, and at the end of 1925 made Virginia her lover. Vita and Virginia examines the creative intimacy between the two women, interpreting both their relationship and their work in the light of their experience as married lesbians. The contradictions and conflicts of their situation are worked out through the construction of different narratives of femininity, in letters, novels, diaries, and other texts. The book discusses the two women's continual renegotiation of what it means to be female, and suggests that the mutual exchange of different versions of womanhood is crucial to the development of their friendship. Vita and Virginia offers innovative readings of both women's fiction, their autobiographical texts, and a long-overdue study of Sackville-West's work as a biographer and novelist. Emphasizing wider contexts, Suzanne Raitt assesses the links between homosexual desire and literary innovation, public politics and private lives. Her work provides an invaluable new perspective on the relations between sexuality and feminism in modernism
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raitt, Suzanne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sackville-West, V.
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Sackville-West, V.
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women and literature
  • Authors, English
  • Female friendship
Label
Vita and Virginia : the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26012598
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780198122777
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1517058
Label
Vita and Virginia : the work and friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26012598
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780198122777
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1517058

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