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Let me repeat: Virginia Woolf.

Let me repeat: Virginia Woolf.

Home Browse Books Book details, Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. By Natania Rosenfeld. In this book, the first to focus on Virginia Woolf's writings in conjunction with those of her husband, Natania Rosenfeld illuminates Leonard's sense of ambivalent social identity and its affinities to Virginia's complex ideas of subjectivity. At the time of the Woolfs' marriage, Leonard was a penniless ex-colonial administrator, a fervent anti-imperialist, a committed socialist, a budding novelist, and an assimilated Jew who vacillated between fierce pride in his ethnicity and repudiation of it.

The marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf is best understood as a dialogue of two outsiders about ideas of social and .

The marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf is best understood as a dialogue of two outsiders about ideas of social and political belonging and exclusion. These ideas infused the written work of both partners and carried over into literary modernism itself, in part through the influence of the Woolfs' groundbreaking publishing company, the Hogarth Press

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by. Natania Rosenfeld. Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 - Political and social views, Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969 - Political and social views, Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 - Marriage, Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969 - Marriage, Literature and society - England - History - 20th century, Political scientists - Great Britain - Biography, Novelists, English - 20th.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device

Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf was born into an affluent household in South Kensington, London, the seventh child in a blended family of eight.

The marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf is best understood as a dialogue of two outsiders about ideas of social . Leonard helped Virginia elucidate her own prejudices and elitism, and his political engagements intensified her identification with outsiders in British society. These ideas infused the written work of both partners and carried over into literary modernism itself, in part through the influence of the Woolfs' groundbreaking publishing company, the Hogarth Press.

Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Natania Rosenfeld s poems are inquiries of the self that are inseparable from the strange meanderings of history

Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Ships from and sold by Tiber Books. Customers who bought this item also bought. Natania Rosenfeld s poems are inquiries of the self that are inseparable from the strange meanderings of history. Whether she takes in the paintings of Soutine, the English countryside, an Assyrian relief, or zones of central Europe, her poems embody a resonant cosmopolitanism and a grace and wit that will compel any reader to follow her journey.

The marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf is best understood as a dialogue of two outsiders about ideas of social and political . Outsiders Together is the most comprehensive work to date-and the fairest, most informed-on the interconnections between husband and wife, fiction and ideologies.

The marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf is best understood as a dialogue of two outsiders about ideas of social and political belonging and exclusion. These ideas infused the written work of both partners and carried over into literary modernism itself, in part through the influence of the Woolfs' groundbreaking publishing company, the Hogarth Press. In this book, the first to focus on Virginia Woolf's writings in conjunction with those of her husband, Natania Rosenfeld illuminates Leonard's sense of ambivalent social identity and its affinities to Virginia's complex ideas of subjectivity.

At the time of the Woolfs' marriage, Leonard was a penniless ex-colonial administrator, a fervent anti-imperialist, a committed socialist, a budding novelist, and an assimilated Jew who vacillated between fierce pride in his ethnicity and repudiation of it. Virginia was an "intellectual aristocrat," socially privileged by her class and family background but hobbled through gender. Leonard helped Virginia elucidate her own prejudices and elitism, and his political engagements intensified her identification with outsiders in British society. Rosenfeld discovers an aesthetic of intersubjectivity constantly at work in Virginia Woolf's prose, links this aesthetic to the intermeshed literary lives of the Woolfs, and connects both these sites of dialogue to the larger sociopolitical debates--about imperialism, capitalism, women, sexuality, international relations, and, finally, fascism--of their historical place and time.


Comments: (5)

Diredefender
The earlier review complains that the author uses too many big words. But this is an intellectual biography of Virginia Woolf (which focuses on her relationship with her husband). Ummm.... Let me repeat: Virginia Woolf. Has the reviewer actually read anything by Virginia Woolf? Because her prose is not of the Mary Higgins Clark sort--or even Thomas Cahill, if you want a non-fiction author. It's rich, complex, allusive, layered, appealing, difficult, and generally not for someone who wants to read *Hop on Pop* or what have you. So it seems unjust to expect a biography of Woolf to be simplistic or written to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

I actually found this book quite intriguing; very basically it examines the ways in which Virgina, while belonging to the elites of her day both on account of birth and intelligence, nevertheless shared with her husband Leonard, who was Jewish, a profound sense of alienation because she was a woman who struggled with emotional illness and could not participate fully in life. It weaves together the stories of their lives as individuals and as a couple, and I learned a great deal about the time period and about Virginia and Leonard Woolf. It's a sensitive, well-researched, and fascinating book. If you have any interest in Virginia Woolf, I highly recommend it. And yes, it's pitched a bit above the average. If that bothers you or puts you off, then go read something more appropriate for your abilities.
Darkshaper
I have no qualifications to write reviews other than an MLS in library science and I am an eclectic reader entirely of nonfiction with only a few exceptions. Because I read all kinds of things, I am fairly tolerant of style, but I must offer a warning to any potential buyer of this book on the basis of writing style. I'm sure there is excellent scholarship here as you would expect since the author is a college teacher. However, in the first paragraph of the book are found the following words/phrases: tropes ... microcosmic forms of colonization, tyranny or warmongering ... inbuilt hierarchy ... learning toward the metaphor ... traditionally conceived actuality ... etc. Now this style is a shame because the title sounded like just what I was looking for and the two people who are the subject of the book surely should make an interesting study. But with a writing style like this, I can't imagine anyone but scholars would want to slog through the jargon in order to arrive at the content. Sorry to be so critical, but I wanted a study of the people and I didn't find it.
Zeus Wooden
Really good scholarship.
Xtintisha
Wonderful book!
Kulafyn
An excellent read by one of the premier Woolf scholars.
Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf. download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Natania Rosenfeld
ISBN: 0691089604
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 1, 2001)
Pages: 232 pages