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Hmmm... highly inadequate as far as depth is concerned. Really, I can get more off the internet just by googling.Not much to see here, people, let's move on...Sadly it's very short. It spans quite a few subjects, for instance a short bio, and some background and a short treatment of most of her works, but each of them not treated in much depth. On the other hand, it certainly deserves at least 3 stars because it is quite adequate in scope, if not in depth.So, if you don't know a thing about Virg...
An extensive and informative survey of Woolf's work. However, It is not as insightful as one might expect. Each section contains helpful suggestions for further reading.
Utterly thorough overlook on Virginia Woolf's writing and life. A must-read for everyone who's interested in learning how to approach her work as an author and as an essayist. Jane Goldman is able to give her readers a satisfying education on Woolf's time and influences, on her life and how it affected her writing process. If you want to understand HOW TO READ Virginia Woolf, you can spare your time and start by reading this book.
A short but relevant guide to Virginia Woolf's biography and work. The book presents a thematic approach of her major publications which makes it really easy to navigate. The evolution of the critical reception of her books is studied throughout the years and numerous works are mentioned for those who wants to learn more.
A good source id you are interested in Woolf and want to know more about her works.
I think I would have got a lot more from this had I been an English literature student rather than a general interest reader looking for context and background before reading Woolf's works. For that reason, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt with four stars instead of the rough three stars I otherwise would have gave it if it hadn't been aimed specifically at students.My main problem about the whole thing was how dry it was. The language used is clearly meant to make it more concise but by c...
Great introduction to the works, themes and concerns in Woolf's extensive body of prose. Obvisouly, you should look elsewhere to find more indepth analysis and critiques of her works, but I found this particularly usefull to class the more substantial works that should be read to work my way through her novels and essays. As always, the Cambridge University Press never disappoints.