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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
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Apr 02, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: british-literature, i-love, non-fiction, modern

While Virginia Woolf's writing style is quite abstract and hard to read, I love her. She is brilliant. I must say that I wasn't expecting A Room of One's Own to be what it is. I thought it would be sillier and more fiction-y. But it was stream-of-conscious-y and pretty non-fiction-y. However, the points she brought up were very well put, and I thought she argued quite well. I was especially interested in the part of the book where she brings up the differences between men and women's writing styles, and why Jane Austen succeeded so well in her writing (she wrote as a non-angry and unapologetic woman), while Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot didn't (they tried to write as men, and Charlotte Bronte injected some anger into her writing as well). I'm going to write a paper on it for my Brit Lit class, if you couldn't tell.

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