Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Authors

Lisbeth Larsson

Year 2017
Pages 247
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319556710
File Size 19.44 MB
File Format PDF
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This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge.