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Mrs. Dalloway / A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
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Oct 26, 11


Ahh.. to be one of the Bloomsbury set, writers with life experience and no need of a paying job. Both these novels are worth reading, Woolf brings life to Dalloway as a soul hovering between worlds but constrained by her place in English society. In Room of One's own, her classic autobiographical essay, she brings insight to herself as a writer, the moods of her illness as she portends its final dramatic conclusion, art in her case preceding life. The many challenges she faced as a woman writer of her era (there were many women writers, including her good friends in her time - at least Britain and Europe had progressed past the point of having to use a male pen name by the time Woolf wrote her books even if she did have to be accompanied by a male to enter the university library). While she could never be described as the one of the great English novelists, she was a very good writer, superb in her own way.
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