Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

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Through close readings of Woolf's essays, including 'Montaigne', A Room of One's Own, 'Craftsmanship', Three Guineas and 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', Allen shows how Woolf's politics are expressed and enacted in her writing. She then works from a wide range of sources to relate Woolf's views and methods to our current political situation. These sources range from Michel de Montaigne to the Dixie Chicks, from the Northcliffe Press newspaper empire of World War I to today's mainstream newspapers, Rupert Murdoch's empire, satirical news shows like The Colbert Report and The Daily Show and social media and the blogosphere.qQue sais-je?1 Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays of Montaigne Virginia Woolf, a#39;Montaignea#39;, The Common Reader For language is by no means a perfect vehicle of meanings. Words, like currency, are turned over and over again, anbsp;...

Title:Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language
Author: Judith Allen
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2010-07-05

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