© 1997

Virginia Woolf’s Renaissance

Woman Reader or Common Reader?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Juliet Dusinberre
    Pages 40-64
  3. Juliet Dusinberre
    Pages 65-93
  4. Juliet Dusinberre
    Pages 126-165
  5. Juliet Dusinberre
    Pages 192-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-281

About this book


Dusinberre's book explores Woolf's search, in The Common Reader and other non-fictional writings, for an alternative literary tradition for women. Of equal interest to students of Virginia Woolf and of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century writing, it discusses Montaigne, Donne, Sir John Harington, Dorothy Osborne, Madame de Sevigne, Pepys and Bunyan, together with forms of writing, such as essays, letters and diaries, traditionally associated with women. Questions about printing, the body and the relation between amateurs and professionals create fascinating connections between the early modern period and Virginia Woolf.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Girton CollegeCambridgeUK

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