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5.0 out of 5 stars Massively useful, 9 Sep 2008
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Philip Hale "halep09" (Somerset) - See all my reviews
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If you need critical opinion on Virginia Woolf, buy this book. i was originally apprehensive because thee wasn't much that directly referred to my coursework book, The Waves. Nevertheless, there's plenty of opinion to draw from, and the critics inside are not always raging Modernist / Feminist sympathisers. There's some nice subtle criticism of Woolf's snobbery and general superiority complex that can be drawn on for counter arguments.

Of course, not everyone buys books like this for academic purposes. The essays don;t require any particular expertise in language (like for example some of the material written on structuralists, decostructionism, unanimism etc...). The essays were most useful in forcing me to view Woolf's essays and fiction critically. It's very easy to agree with some of the points made in her fiction without stepping back and asking "who is she to disregard a whole generation of literature?"

Helped me with A2 English Literature Coursework, will no doubt be suitable for university work, etc. Thanks Amazon!
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