Virginia Woolf : Mrs Dalloway

by Whitworth, Michael H.,

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR6045.O72 M739 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR6045.O72 M739 2015
Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925) has long been recognised as one of her outstanding achievements and one of the canonical works of modernist fiction. Each generation of readers has found something new within its pages, which is reflected in its varying critical reception over the last ninety years. As the novel concerns itself with women's place in society, war and madness, it was naturally interpreted differently in the ages of second wave feminism, the Vietnam War and the anti-psychiatry movement.
This has, of course, created a rather daunting number of different readings. Michael H. Whitworth contextualizes the most important critical work and draws attention to the distinctive discourses of critical schools, noting their endurance and interplay. Whitworth also examines how adaptations, such as Michael Cunningham's The Hours, can act as critical works in themselves, creating an invaluable guide to Mrs Dalloway.
Additional Information
Series Readers' guides to essential criticism.
Subjects Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941. -- Mrs. Dalloway.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Married women in literature.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Publisher London :2015
Language English
Description xi, 180 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index.
ISBN 9780230506411
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