The Resource Imagining Virginia Woolf : an experiment in critical biography, Maria DiBattista

Imagining Virginia Woolf : an experiment in critical biography, Maria DiBattista

Label
Imagining Virginia Woolf : an experiment in critical biography
Title
Imagining Virginia Woolf
Title remainder
an experiment in critical biography
Statement of responsibility
Maria DiBattista
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Where other works of literary criticism are absorbed with the question - How to read a book? - Imagining Virginia Woolf asks a slightly different but more intriguing one: how does one read an author? Maria DiBattista answers this by undertaking an experiment in critical biography. The subject of this work is not Virginia Woolf, the person who wrote the novels, criticism, letters, and famous diary, but a different being altogether, someone or something DiBattista identifies as "the figment of the author." This is the Virginia Woolf who lives intermittently in the pages of her writings and in the imagination of her readers. Drawing on Woolf s own extensive remarks on the pleasures and perils of reading, DiBattista argues that reading Woolf, in fact reading any author, involves an encounter with this imaginative figment, whose distinct stylistic traits combine to produce that beguiling phantom - the literary personality."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiBattista, Maria
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.O72
LC item number
Z614 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Authorship
  • Personality in literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Autor
  • Biographie
  • Authors and readers
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Authorship
  • Personality in literature
  • Psychology
Label
Imagining Virginia Woolf : an experiment in critical biography, Maria DiBattista
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-189) and index
Contents
The demon of reading -- The figment of the author -- Personalities -- Woolf's personalities -- The Sibyl of the drawing room -- The author -- The critic -- The world writer -- The adventurer -- Epilogue -- Anon once more
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780691138121
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017145
System control number
  • (OCoLC)224447546
  • (OCoLC)ocn224447546
Label
Imagining Virginia Woolf : an experiment in critical biography, Maria DiBattista
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-189) and index
Contents
The demon of reading -- The figment of the author -- Personalities -- Woolf's personalities -- The Sibyl of the drawing room -- The author -- The critic -- The world writer -- The adventurer -- Epilogue -- Anon once more
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780691138121
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017145
System control number
  • (OCoLC)224447546
  • (OCoLC)ocn224447546

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