Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde : war, civilization, modernity / Christine Froula.Material type: TextSeries: Gender and culture: Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2005Description: xvii, 428 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0231134444 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780231134446 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation | Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war | Women and literature -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | Experimental fiction, English -- History and criticism | Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- England -- London | Modernism (Literature) -- England -- London | Civilization, Modern, in literature | Bloomsbury groupDDC classification: 823/.912 LOC classification: PR6045.O72 | Z6435 2005Other classification: 18.05
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Civilization and "my civilisation" : Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde -- Rachel's Great War : civilization, sacrifice, and the enlightenment of women in Melymbrosia and The voyage out -- The death of Jacob Flanders : Greek illusion and modern war in Jacob's room -- Mrs. Dalloway's postwar elegy : women, war, and the art of mourning -- Picture the world : the quest for the thing itself in To the lighthouse -- A fin in a waste of waters : women, genius, freedom in Orlando, A room of one's own, and The waves -- The sexual life of women: experimental genres, experimental publics from The Pargiters to The years -- St. Virginia's epistle to an English gentleman : sex, violence, and the public sphere in Three guineas -- The play in the sky of the mind : Between the acts of civilization's masterplot.
"An ambitious account of her major writings in relation to important currents in British intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book explores Virginia Woolf's voyages, toward "new lands," "new civilisations" from her first novel, The Voyage Out, through her last, Between the Acts."--BOOK JACKET.