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Sharp, intelligent, witty and irreverent, Woolf's criticism is second to none.
This is going to sound cheesy but. I feel so much love and respect for women of word right now. This is my first time reading Virginia Wolf, and reading her writing about intellectual women with sometimes amusement, but always witj respect and with fondness I guess, I absolutely loved it. I feel like, in three pages, I knew and understood everything about the character of each of them, and every conclusion made my heart wanting to know so much more about them, even though their essence were perf...
This collection of some of Virginia Woolf's essays about writers (both of and before her time) is delightful to read. I've always enjoyed Woolf's non-fiction better than her fiction. All of the essays are at least good; many are considerably better than that. The two most remarkable ones for me were her pieces on Henry David Thoreau, and on Rupert Brooke. The last paragraph of the latter almost brought me to tears. I'll quote the first and last sentences: "No one could have doubted that as soon
Bayangkanlah Woolf jadi tukang review Goodreads. Kalau dibaca cowok pasti bakal kerasa lagi baca tulisan seorang feminis sinis hehe.
Virgnia Woolf présente dans ce livre des femmes qui se sont démarquées chacune à leur époque d’une manière qui n’a pas toujours plu à la société. Bien que l’idée soit bonne, la plume de l’auteur n’a pas réussi à m’embarquer auprès de ces femmes et j’ai souvent décroché.
Interesting to read reviews of novels in translation (Constance Garnett's translation of Dostoevsky) which were then being published. I enjoy Woolf's non-fiction.
Virginia Woolf nous offre des portraits de femmes qui auraient été des auteurs renommés si elles étaient nées avec un pénis entre les cuisses. C'est un peu redondant mais la plume est belle, c'est Virginia, hein.