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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
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Nov 24, 09

it was ok

astonishingly human, unexpected and beautiful ways.

Of course, this began with Joyce, but everything began with Joyce. Maybe except for feminism.

Woolf argues her points (all of which, obviously, most intelligent women agree) voraciously, instead of presenting them lovingly, of letting them logically unfold, like she would her characters, letting them simmer and linger and expose us to the ultimately pretty (for lack of better words) thing feminism could be.

Of course, the struggle to get there isn't pretty, but of all writers, I would think she would make it so even, or especially, in an essay. True it may have been revolutionary for its time, but as the greeks might have attested, revolution requires all kinds of appeals from all different angels. A Room of One's Own could be written by anyone, which may be why its good, but also why I'm not entirely impressed.


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