A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.
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I cannot deny my fascination with Virginia Woolf ... this book i consider to be one of the best books i have ever read ... a highly recommended one especially for women ... moreover i love the narrator "Juliet Stevenson' i think she is the best ...
Yes, I will listen again whenever I need inspiration and instruction to move beyond the patriarchy of academia.
'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write'
Woolf's stream of consciousness. The narrator was supreme.
The narrator, for obvious reasons.
Excellent intonation. Crisp accent. Emotional at the right times, analytical tone at other times...perfect.
The freudian elements of the narrator's observations.
Be patient with Woolf's stream of consciousness. All comments are relevant...think about them!! Ex.:
I'd knew Virginia Woolf mainly by reputation and knew I should read her. I was right. She has a message for today's women and despite the time that has passed, it is still relevant. This was a perfect book for listening. The narrator was clear and the book was informative. Listening to it was the perfect way to approach Woolf.
My most memorable phrase is that women need support in order to achieve and that only comes with the ability to earn a living.
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