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Author Froula, Christine, 1950-
Title Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde : war, civilization, modernity / Christine Froula.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2005.

Author Froula, Christine, 1950-
Series Gender and culture
Gender and culture.
Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- London -- 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 group.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 428 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe ""might really be on the brink of becoming civilized, "" as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinishe.
Note Print version record.
In English.
ISBN 0231508786 (electronic bk.)
9780231508780 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7312/frou13444
OCLC # 60896964
Additional Format Print version: Froula, Christine, 1950- Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury avant-garde. New York : Columbia University Press, 2005 0231134444 (DLC) 2004052774 (OCoLC)55744650

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