A Room of One's Own / Three Guineas

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  • Title: A Room of One's Own / Three Guineas
  • Author: Virginia Woolf Michelle Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780141198545
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Virginia Woolf Michelle Barrett

      Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway 1925 , To the Lighthouse 1927 , and Orlando 1928 , and the book length essay A Room of One s Own 1929 with its famous dictum, a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.


    1. 5 stars for A Room of One’s Own (aka “I Use the English Language Better Than All of You, Deal With It”). I knew the basic thesis of this essay (that people need private space and personal money to be able to write fiction, and the lack of those two things has historically hindered women writers). I was unprepared for the style and structure of this essay to be so dazzling. Even when I didn’t agree with Woolf’s conclusions, her arguments were clear and easily traceable. And along the wa [...]

    2. This book is a real treasure since it collects two of Virginia Woolf's most notable essays namely A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas. They were both such insightful readings filled with memorable and philosophical passages that took me in an adventurous and stimulating journey about important issues that I damn well should care about. In fact, I was so incredibly enthralled by the essays that I ended up placing strips of sticky notes for the pages that have the most discussion-worthy quotes. [...]

    3. Trigger warnings: discussions of misogyny? That's about all, really. 3.5 stars.I've been meaning to read something by Virginia Woolf for a long time now, so I put this on my Classics Club list to make sure that I finally DID read something of hers. (Well. Technically I put A Room of One's Own on my list. The copy that my library had just so happened to include Three Guineas as well, so I read that too.) Anyway. A Room of One's Own came out of lectures that Woolf delivered in the late 1920s. Thre [...]

    4. Había oído hablar de Una habitación propia pero no conocía en absoluto Tres guineas y me he llevado una grata sorpresa, Virginia Woolf ha sido todo un descubrimiento. No sé cómo explicarlo pero me hubiera encantado poder conocerla y poder charlar con ella o simplemente escuchar, aprender y empaparme bien de todo lo que tenía que decir. En estas dos obras, la autora nos habla con gran maestría, y en ocasiones con una ironía muy sutil (que ha conseguido arrancarme alguna carcajada), del g [...]

    5. Este libro es uno de esos libros necesarios en la vida de toda mujer. No sólo por lo que escribe Woolf sino porque en ella encuentras comprensión, empatía y sobre todo reflejo.

    6. " A woman must have money and a room her own if she is to write a fiction" - ბრძანა ქალბატონმა ვირჯინიამ თავის ესსეში და ამ ერთი წინადადებით შეიძლება ითქვას გადატრიალებაც კი მოახდინა მოდერნისტულ ლიტერატურაში.თუმცა, ჩემი ბლოგი უფრო მ [...]

    7. With The Waves being one of my favourite novels of all time and really liking To the Lighthouse, naturally, A Room of One's Own was my next choice. In all honesty with never reading any of Woolf's non-fiction I had this preconceived notion that it was going to somehow be pretentious. It wasn't at all, thankfully. Did I love it? No. Did I like it? No. Do I appreciate it? Absolutely. It's of no surprise to me that it was written beautifully and eloquently, which I have come to expect. I know many [...]

    8. This book contains two of Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays, A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. The former is absolutely brilliant and still relevant today. I highly recommend it, especially to those who are familiar with classic literature, as there are many references to classic writers and their book characters. The latter is good as well, but I didn’t find it as thought-provoking. It’s in a different style, a three-part letter, and it is more about the evils of war. Overall, it is [...]

    9. How come there a few woman writers? How can women help prevent war? Woolf answers these questions in A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas respectively.Published in 1938, Three Guineas is Woolf's response to the rise of fascism and the Spanish Civil War which preludes WWII.How can I spend three guineas in order to help prevent war, philosphically speaking?1. Spend your guinea on improving women's colleges.2. Invest a guinea in advancing professions and occupations open to women.Because an educat [...]

    10. I won't rate this book because it is quite unrateable for me. I can't say I enjoyed it that much; I'm a bit ashamed to say that Woolf's essays are a bit long-winded for my (modern?) taste. But her message and the historical significance of these two essays made me so glad to have read them. She makes some really sharp points about patriarchy and literature that really resounded with me. 90 years after she made this following statement, I think it is still valid:"And these values are inevitably t [...]

    11. No es un libro tan entretenido pero, si te interesan las luchas sociales y sobre todo sobre feminismo esta es una lectura que nos recuerda lo jodidas que han sido las luchas para las mujeres a través de los siglos a mi Virginia Woolf me inspira, sus escritos son fuertes, de mucho coraje y pasión ya se sabe que Virginia fue una mujer con un pensamiento muy adelantado al de su época así que 5 estrellitas para esta genio que tan bien nos representó!

    12. أول ما لفتني هنا وسول لي القراءة هو العنوان. قبل أن أعرف أي شيء عن أبعاد العمل لأني أؤمن جدا بهذه المساحة من الخصوصية والعزلة، هذه مساحة لا غنى عنها!a room of one's ownvirginia woolfهذه الرسالة في الأصل كانت سلسة محاضرات ألقتها فيرجينيا وولف حول المرأة و الكتابة في كليات نسائية في جامعة كيم [...]

    13. And I thought of all the women's novels that lie scattered, like small pock-marked apples in an orchard, about the second-hand book shops in London. (p. 67)C'est tellement intéressant de lire ces deux essais l'un à la suite de l'autre, & de voir la pensée de Woolf tourner autour d'elle-même, s'activer au-dessus d'une quantité incroyable de coupures de journaux, se contredire un peu, abandonner des batailles pour mieux en reprendre d'autres. De quoi les femmes ont-elles besoin pour écri [...]

    14. I've only ever read selection of this before and I always meant to go back and read the whole thing. Now that I've finally managed to do that I am elated that I did. It is utterly fantastic and urges women to get out there and do something, especially in the final pages; to go out and write something if only for the women who never had a chance in hell thanks to their circumstances and the ideas of the time. I wonder what Woolf would think of the current day. Certainly we are doing this and more [...]

    15. I had never read any kind of essay before this book and I have to admit, I had to get used to the narration. The first chapter was kind of slow and I had to keep in mind that the essay was written in the 1920s so as not to keep contradicting Woolf in my mind. But that was solely my fault and not any of the author’s and, even though many things have changed since this essay was written, I think it still has great value today. I agree with Woolf’s main point that women need (financial) indepen [...]

    16. Amazing. The rhetoric skill of Three Guineas in particular is impressive. This was my first read of 2010 because A Room of One's Own is mentioned, referenced or quoted from in almost every other feminist theory book I pick up, and it was starting to drive me around the bend. The reason it's quoted so much are now clear. These are a clearly argued, clever, funny and lively pair of works. I particularly enjoyed Woolf's clear setting out of what economic independence means to a person's intellectua [...]

    17. Virginia Woolf has a special talent. She can let her mind wander around, leading her readers to wherever she is interested in going. When, as a reader, you just start to worry you are going to be lost by her so many and so multi-dimensional thoughts, she brings you back to the main road lightly. I admire her unique talent.

    18. This is SUCH an important read for anyone (read: everyone) that wants to learn about the struggle for women's rights in the arts and academia. One of the major questions Woolf explores is why there aren't as many great female authors as there are male in the early twentieth century. She reaches conclusions about the condition of women which not only make sense but are are backed up by facts. She talks about the role of men with education in subduing and confining women. In her second essay (Thre [...]

    19. "In a Room of One's own(1929) and three Guineas,Virginia Woolf considers with energy and wit the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and economic independence.She examines the work of past women writers, and looks ahead to a time when creativitity will not be hampered by poverty, or by(male) oppression. In Three Guineas (1938), however, Woolf argues that women's historical exclusion offers them the chance to form a political and cultural identity which could challeng [...]

    20. These two essays, one fictional, one not, are passionate, powerful, and (perhaps unfortunately) still relevant today. A Room of One's Own was my favourite of the two, though Three Guineas had some really choice moments. Though it was great to see Virginia Woolf write so passionately about subjects she obviously cared very much about, I found that they went a little too long for me taste, particularly Three Guineas. At some points, the eloquence seemed to dwindle and it felt more like a rant than [...]

    21. A Room of One's Own: read the 3rd of January 2016My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5My Review of A Room of One's Own

    22. Excelente ensayo, bellísimas nociones sobre cómo conquistar autonomía intelectual. Enteramente femenino y desafiante todavía hoy.Recomendado con especial entusiasmo.

    23. When I was doing some research into masculinities (the things one has to do in their life; kidding, it is actually very interesting) one name kept popping in many of the articles I was reading: Virginia Woolf. And one of her works: "Three Guineas". Curiously, I never got to read it while writing my essay, but when I found it in the library my hands took it before I had noticed.And what can I say? It was the best decision I have taken in respect of a book since my never very obedient hands took " [...]

    24. Faltarán las palabras para abarcar lo grande que es esta mujer. Es la primera puerta que abro hacia la "discusión histórica" sobre el feminismo (conocer el pasado para juzgar el presente) y de verdad que me he quedado anonadada con muchos de los ejemplos y acotaciones, en algunos casos de personajes ficticios con vidas y discursos reales, fragmentos de artículos reales de periódicos, así como citas de biografías, entre otros tantos recursos que utiliza Virginia para hacer su discurso lo m [...]

    25. A Room of One's Own :With her famous sentence "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction", she wanted to address the absence of women’s writing and their voices throughout history. “Call me Mary Beton, Mary Seton, Mary Carmichael or by any name you please—it is not a matter of any importance”; she is telling us in this great essay that what matters are those words that you leave behind not your name for the reason of that there were many of writers who did [...]

    26. Obviously, I needed to fill up a craving for feminism, because this one has long been on my radar and I finally read it. It’s marvelous to imagine that I’m a fly on the wall as she gave this talk she gave in 1928, to imagine being in that audience. This is first wave feminism, and a reminder of the conditions of women trying to do unconventional things (then) are important and useful. She charts the beginnings of women writing seriously in the 18th C. “The middle class woman began to write [...]

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