Jacob's Room (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547564111

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Woolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836571

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox biography. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience. Her stylistic innovations are also conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing, and the novel dramatizes Woolf's interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of women and men.

Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Author: Ann Martin,Kathryn Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1942954123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 9105

"Edited collection from acclaimed contemporary Woolf scholars, linking link inter- and multidisciplinary scholarship to the intellectual and creative projects of Virginia Woolf and her modernist peers."

Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Author: Kristin Czarnecki,Carrie Rohman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 194295414X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 6376

"Edited collection from acclaimed contemporary Woolf scholars, exploring Virginia Woolf's complex engagement with the natural world, an engagement that was as political as it was aesthetic."

Jacobs Zimmer

Roman

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904936

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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»Der stille junge Mann«, heißt es von Jacob Flanders, und: »wie besonders er aussieht«. Er hat das College in Cambridge verlassen und lebt in London. Flüchtige Freundschaften und Liebeserlebnisse lassen ihn spüren, wie einsam er mit seinem vielleicht nicht mehr zeitgemäßen Weltbild ist. Mehr und mehr zieht er sich in sein Zimmer und seinen eigenen geistig-seelischen Bereich zurück, liest bis spät in die Nacht Autoren der griechischen und römischen Antike und der elisabethanischen Zeit. Auf einer Reise nach Italien und Griechenland will er die klassischen Kunstdenkmäler als den Ausdruck von Einheit und Größe erleben, der seinem Ideal entspricht. Ist es das, was er erlebt? Nach seiner Rückkehr findet er den Kontakt zur Gegenwart nicht mehr. Der Erste Weltkrieg ist ausgebrochen; Jacobs Spur verliert sich in Flandern. In sein Zimmer dringen jetzt durch das offene Fenster die Laute des modernen Lebens. Mit ihrem dritten Roman hat Virginia Woolf den entscheidenden Schritt in ihrer künstlerischen Entwicklung getan. Flüchtige Sinneswahrnehmungen, Momentaufnahmen, Gesprächsfetzen, wie mit dem Blick des Malers eingefangene Impressionen, das sind die Mittel, die sie nun bewußt einsetzt. Mit vierzig Jahren, schrieb Virginia Woolf in ihr Tagebuch, habe sie herausgefunden, »wie ich es anfangen muß, etwas mit eigener Stimme zu sagen.«

The Supporting Cast

A Study of Flat and Minor Characters

Author: David Galef

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271026350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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For every Hamlet, there is a supporting cast; for every Mrs. Dalloway, an entire realm of subordinate portraits. Yet if literary criticism cares at all about significant detail, emergent patterns, and the subtleties in narrative, flat and minor characters are crucial to an understanding of the fictional process itself. Beginning with E. M. Forster's landmark study of flat and round characters, this book is both a critical and writerly examination of the species: Why are certain minor characters so salient in readers' minds, and why are flat characters often so comic? Is a name enough to create a character, and if so, what is the vanishing point of characterization? The walking allegory, the narrator, the disrupter, the doppelg&änger&—how are they used, and to what effect? The Supporting Cast first explores the theoretical limits of character, from structuralist taxonomies to reader-response concerns, with examples culled from a wide range of literature. The author then applies these concepts, in chapters of sustained analysis, to works of Conrad, Forster, and Woolf. The work also provides comments on flat and minor characters in other media and a full-scale character index of Woolf's Jacob's Room.

Incidents in Thelife of a Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Coda Books Ltd

ISBN: 1908538988

Category:

Page: N.A

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Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from the horrors of slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured.

A Room of One's Own

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547544405

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one’s own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.

The Michigan Digest Annotated

Embodying All Reported Decisions from the Earliest Period Down to Volume 202 Michigan, Inclusive. Being a New Edition of Jacobs & Chaney

Author: George Foster Longsdorf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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Der ungewöhnliche Held aus Zimmer 13B

Author: Teresa Toten

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641142431

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 313

Als Adam das Mädchen Robyn trifft, weiß er nach einer Sekunde, dass sie die Liebe seines Lebens ist. Ihre kohlschwarzen Wimpern und himmelblauen Augen hauen ihn einfach aus seinen farbabgestimmten Socken. Doch wie soll er je eine „normale“ Beziehung mit Robyn haben, wenn sein Leben alles andere als normal verläuft? Zum einen gibt es seine geschiedenen Eltern und den kleinen Halbbruder, der wie eine Klette an Adam klebt – zum anderen kämpft Adam mit dem Ungeheuer namens Zwangsneurose. Noch dazu bekommt seine Mutter seit kurzem Drohbriefe. Doch Adam will Robyns Batman sein – und gemeinsam können sie vielleicht alles Böse der Welt besiegen ...

Flush

Eine Biographie

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904898

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Virginia Woolf erzählt vom Spaniel des Dichterpaares Elizabeth Barrett und Robert Browning, und nie ist die uralte Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Hund, die Gemeinsamkeit und Getrenntheit der Kreatur, sensibler geschildert worden als in dieser graziös unterhaltsamen, das Gegenständliche, das Sinnhafte, das Bewusste und das Unbewusste zart und fest greifenden Prosa.

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544451775

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The subject of this extraordinary novel is the daily life of an English family in the Hebrides. “Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality.”-Eudora Welty, from her Introduction.

Cosmopolitan Style

Modernism Beyond the Nation

Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In this broad-ranging and ambitious intervention in the debates over the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of cosmopolitanism, Rebecca L. Walkowitz argues that modernist literary style has been crucial to new ways of thinking and acting beyond the nation. While she focuses on modernist narrative, Walkowitz suggests that style conceived expansively as attitude, stance, posture, and consciousness helps to explain many other, nonliterary formations of cosmopolitanism in history, anthropology, sociology, transcultural studies, and media studies. Walkowitz shows that James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W. G. Sebald use the salient features of literary modernism in their novels to explore different versions of transnational thought, question moral and political norms, and renovate the meanings of national culture and international attachment. By deploying literary tactics of naturalness, triviality, evasion, mix-up, treason, and vertigo, these six authors promote ideas of democratic individualism on the one hand and collective projects of antifascism or anti-imperialism on the other. Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf made their most significant contribution to this "critical cosmopolitanism" in their reflection on the relationships between narrative and political ideas of progress, aesthetic and social demands for literalism, and sexual and conceptual decorousness. Specifically, Walkowitz considers Joyce's critique of British imperialism and Irish nativism; Conrad's understanding of the classification of foreigners; and Woolf's exploration of how colonizing policies rely on ideas of honor and masculinity. Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald have revived efforts to question the definitions and uses of naturalness, argument, utility, attentiveness, reasonableness, and explicitness, but their novels also address a range of "new ethnicities" in late-twentieth-century Britain and the different internationalisms of contemporary life. They use modernist strategies to articulate dynamic conceptions of local and global affiliation, with Rushdie in particular adding playfulness and confusion to the politics of antiracism. In this unique and engaging study, Walkowitz shows how Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf developed a repertoire of narrative strategies at the beginning of the twentieth century that were transformed by Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald at the end. Her book brings to the forefront the artful idiosyncrasies and political ambiguities of twentieth-century modernist fiction.

Die Fahrt hinaus

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100925503

Category:

Page: 447

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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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