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A Room of One's OwnA Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the 24th of October 1929 the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College two women's colleges at Cambridge Every woman should read this Yes everyone who told me that you were absolutely right It is a little book but it's uite likely to revitalize you How many 113 page books andor hour long lectures the original format of this text can say that?This is Woolf's Damn The Man book It is of course done in an overtly polite British way until she brings up her fountain pen and stabs them right between the eyes She manages to make this a work of Romantic sensibility and yet modern piercing and vital Woolf was asked to give a speech on Women and fiction She ended up with an entire philosophy on the creative spirit though with special attention to that of women of course Her thesis is simply that women must have a fixed income 500 pounds a year in her time and a room of her own with a lock on the door It is only with independence and solitude that women will finally be free to create after centuries of being forced to do as men please because they support them and to work in the middle of a drawing room with a thousand practical interruptions ten children to see to and a sheet of blotting paper to cover the shame of wasting her time with scribbles as Jane Austen did whenever someone outside the family came into the room when there was a house to keep and a family to raise She also shows the creative powers of women tortured and hidden through the allegory of Shakespeare's sister who never had a chance to express her genius and killed herself after being defeated at every turnWoolf takes her readers through the history of women writers and makes sure that the reader cannot fail to see how brief it is and how limited and why Woolf states that all modern women should acknowledge their ancestors who fought for five minutes and a few pieces of paper to jot down lines of Jane Eyre Middlemarch or Pride and Prejudice She makes sure that women know that they can reject the framework and the form down to the very sentences that are given to them by men to find their own voice However this voice should be ultimately sexless In her view one should be man womanly or woman manly to write enduring classics She doesn't let women down easy either The end of the book points out all the advantages young women havehad 1929 and yet they still don't run countries wars or companies and there's no excuse for that It's an exhortation to not suander everything the women's movement fought for I probably could have said this in a much shorter way Damn the patriarchy find your own way and your own voice in life seize the day just DO something How dare you waste the opportunities that so many others would have died to haveInspiring words on any topic I think I think I'll keep this by my bedside to reach for when I feel discouraged or lazy or bitter about my future or my current situation in life

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FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB A Room of One's Own ä 9780141183534 Õ A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the 24th of October 1929 the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928University in October 1928 While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers and characters in fiction the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures titled Wom ”Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size Without that power probably the earth would be unknown We should still be scratching the outlines of deer on the remains of mutton bones and bartering flints for sheep skins or whatever simple ornament took our unsophisticated taste Supermen and Fingers of Destiny would never have existed The Czar and the Kaiser would never have worn crowns or lost them Whatever may be their use in civilized societies mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action That is why Napoleon and Mussolini both insist so emphatically upon the inferiority of women for it they were not inferior they would cease to enlarge”To think of this long essay as feminist propaganda is to do this book and the author Virginia Woolf a disservice Desmond MacCarthy of the Sunday Times labels the book as such but he also says ”yet it resembles an almond tree in blossom” Certainly the case can be made that MacCarthy feels a niggling of perception that the book is than just propaganda uite possibly something beautiful Vincent Van Gogh certainly found blossoming almond trees to be beautiful given the number of times he painted them Woolf liked the review and even pasted it in her scrapbook The expectation I had in reading this book as I do with every Woolf book I decide to read is that she will change my perspective or at the very least slightly alter my life view about something We can all agree a pail is a pail but if it is turned upside down is it still a pail or does it become something else? Woolf turns ideas sideways or tosses them up in the air so they spin around and around or sometimes moves the reader from one vantage point to another See this thought from down here and now from up there It will look different Understanding comes from expanding the mind and presenting tired arguments with fresh insight is importantIf we return to the opening uote that began this “review” we can read that as an act of oppression of women being relegated to this role or we can read it as a grand sacrifice for the greater good If women had never been subservient to men then civilisation as we know it would not exist If women were as strong physically as men and did not need a man’s protection how different would things be? Has nature intentionally hampered women to create the proper dynamic for the human species to evolve into civilised creatures? Regardless of any type of grand design we can say now that most of us do live in a civilized world and that the days of women needing to be looking glasses is over I believe that women are uite capable of molding the world to fit their needs without waiting for a man to do it for them Suffragettes worked for many decades to achieve the vote In Britain they had that right given to them in 1918 and in the United States in 1920 Virginia Woolf emphatically says that getting the right to vote was secondary to her receiving an inheritance of 500 pounds a year from her aunt The right to vote did not give her power over her own life but having her own money did She could afford a room of her own and she could afford to be a serious writer Of course financial independence is important but I’d never really thought about it carrying weight than having the right to vote We may have seen this play out in the 2016 election when 47% of white women voted for Trump and 45% voted for

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En and Fiction and hence the essay are considered nonfiction The essay is seen as a feminist text and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarch A Room of One's Own Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on 24 October 1929 the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928 While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures titled Women and Fiction which was published in Forum March 1929 and hence the essay are considered non fiction The essay is generally seen as a feminist text and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by menتاریخ نخستین خوانش سوم ماه مارس سال 2004 میلادیعنوان اتاقی از آن خود؛ نویسنده ویرجینیا وولف؛ مترجم صفورا نوربخش؛ ویراستار مژده دقیقی؛ تهران، نیلوفر، 1383، در 160 ص؛ شابک چاپ چهارم در سال 1388 9789644482144؛ موضوع نقد تاریخی زنان هنرمند از نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 20 مبا ترجمه معصومه مهرشادی؛ تهران، روزگارنو، 1391، در 176 ص، شابک 9786006867335؛مجموعه مقالات و سخنرانیهای وولف درباره نویسندگی زنان؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش سوم مارس سال 2004 میلادیاین کتاب در کلاس‌های آیین نگارش پایه‌ های تحصیلی دانشگاهی تدریس می‌شود؛ دفتر یادمان نویسنده نشان می‌دهد، که قصد داشته اند، نوشتن امواج را آغاز کنند، اما فکر اتاقی از آن خود رهایش نمی‌کند، و بر آن می‌شود، که آن را با سبکی نو، «نیمی محاوره، و نیمی گفتگوی درونی» بازنویسی کنند ایشان کتاب را سه ماه پس از نگاشتن مقاله ی زن و داستان و در عرض یک ماه به پایان برده اند، چنانکه خودشان نوشته اند «با چنان سرعتی می‌نوشتم، که وقتی قلم به دست می‌گرفتم، مثل بطری آبی بودم، که سر و ته شده باشد با نهایت سرعتی که می‌توانستم، می‌نوشتم؛ بیش از حد سریع، چون حالا برای تصحیح آن نوشته‌ ها باید زحمت بکشم، اما این روش به آدم آزادی می‌دهد، و اجازه می‌دهد از فکری به فکر دیگر بپرد» پایان نقل ا شربیانی