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#10003 two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers and characters in fiction the manuscript for the delivery of the series of l ‘there is no gate no lock no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind’ i am so so so grateful as a woman to live in a time where my education is an expectation and my creativity is encouraged i try to imagine myself 100 years in the past and i hope i would be the kind of woman woolf was someone who understood the importance of granting women eual opportunities in work and school and who bravely expressed her opinions and what i would give to be able to have attended the lecture where woolf delivered this speech i will admit i sometimes struggled with reading the stream of consciousness style this address employs and i definitely think a verbal presentation of the essay would be much effectiveregardless i appreciate woolf and authors like her who inspired the movement for gender euality especially in the field of literature ↠ 4 stars

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A Room of One's OwnEctures titled Women and Fiction and hence the essay are considered nonfiction The essay is seen as a feminist text and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarch “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate no lock no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind” This is a highly charged feminist essay loaded with powerful rhetoric and words that demand to be heard Virginia Woolf doesn’t ask for a lot really She just wants a room of one’s own Sounds simple enough but this room has far reaching implications The room is space space to grow learn and write Creativity is the key Far too often women didn’t get the opportunity to express it and develop any form of art “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” Woolf recognises her own advantages the key being a fine education allowing her to become successful and financially independent She is a rarity and she used this as a basis to attack the patriarchy and the stupid nuances that leave women in intellectual shackles Granted the twentieth century saw women writers emerge than any other century but there were still improvements to be made Woolf led the charge She wanted for every woman Sure you could make the case that there had been many fine female writers of fiction before Woolf The Brontes Austen Eliot and Gaskell stand out as the most prominent novelists but the point is not every women is afforded the opportunities that allow her to become a writer If she is not educated and given room and space then she will never know what she could be capable of Woolf’s words are sharp and directly address the problems in realistic terms She’s not an idealist just a pragmatist who suggests things that should not need to be suggested Intellectual freedom is not a right it’s a necessity all should be able to attainA compelling essay still very relevant today

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A Room of One's Own reader ✓ Paperback ë feedmarkformulate Á [Download] ✤ A Room of One's Own Author Virginia Woolf – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the 24th of October 1929 the essay was based on a series of lectures she deA Room of of One's PDF #8608 One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the th of A Room PDFEPUB or October the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College Room of One's PDFEPUB There are so many books that one ‘just knows’ what they are going to be about I have always ‘known’ about this book and ‘knew’ what it would be about Feminist rant right Oh these people do so preach to the choir don’t they Why do they hate men so much In the end they are no different to the male chauvinists they are attacking Why can’t they just be even handedThat none of this is the case of course does not matter at all because reiterating received wisdom seems to be all that is necessary today – read 99% of the critiues of The God Delusion and the horrifying thing you will find is either a mindless acceptance or a mindless rejection of Dawkins It is enough to fill me with near complete despairThe blurb on the back of the Penguin edition of this book says that this is “one of the greatest feminist polemics of the century” There is a uote too from Hermione Lee apparently Woolf’s greatest biographer which reads “fierce energetic humourous” Look I really loved this book and would recommend it whole heartedly – but it is none of those thingsA polemic is a strong verbal or written attack – to say this book is even an attack is really stretching the friendship This is the most mild of books Its central argument is that women need money of their own and a room of their own with a lock on the door if they want to write How can one really be ‘fierce’ if that is all one is going to argue She ends with a uote from a man who provides a list of the greatest poets of the last couple of hundred years c1900 of which Keats was the only one who was not either a university person or of independent meansSo I guess her recommendation is that if you want to write you need to be independently wealthy – something I haven’t uite achieved yet But eminently sensible advice all the sameThis book is based on a series of lectures she gave to women at Cambridge Uni on Women and Fiction and it is a delight that rather then make this a polemic she actually makes this a work of fiction – creating a series of Marys who go off into the world and be idol – as this is one of the criteria necessary for writing great fiction no matter what you genitalia are up to and part of the reason why being wealthy helpsShe also says that the best fiction is not written by men or women but by men or women who have lost a sense that they are writing as men or women That writing that focuses too closely on explaining past hurts – however well justified – ends up being bad writing That fiction when it is done properly has a truth of its own that ought to be authentic and followed by the writer despite any agenda of the writer This is such a lovely idea – and much interestingly about fiction than about women And this is as it ought to beSome of Woolf’s writing – I’ve also just finish reading To the Lighthouse – feels heavy now some of her paragraphs go for three pages and that can make reading her feel a bit of a struggle – but she writes so beautifully and has the annoying habit of making sense that it is no wonder that so many people have become so annoyed with herIn the end I think it is only possible for people to say this is a fierce book or a polemic on the basis of their views not Virginia’s Her views on feminism expressed in the book today seem rather depressingly self evident and expressed in a light and very careful way But to a society that is not prepared to listen even the mildest expression of unpopular views will seem harsh polemical and well just plain wrongNot the book I suspected infinitely better than that