A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A highly informative and interesting read. I would recommend to all who have an interest in feminism, creativity or woman in fiction.

This is an extended essay taken from various lectures that Woolf gave during 1928. She uses a fictional narrator to discuss matters of woman in fiction and the creativity of woman throughout history. She sets a scene and describes how a sister of Shakespeare would of been treated had she had the same talent as her brother. She pulls out numerous texts in which men describe the flaws of women (men sure did seem to like writing about our flaws!). These are just a couple of examples of the thought-provoking and interesting way Woolf gets her point across.

Overall Woolf shows how the creativity of a woman can flourish if she is just given the figurative and literal ‘room of one’s own’. I thought it was great look into the ideas of the time and definitely shines a light on the way things are in our culture now. A great read that I would recommend to all!

 

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