Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623495
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651849 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses Virginia Woolf, a widely celebrated innovative novelist and radical thinker, and also views her as a writer who was immersed with her literary past, which has had a deep impact on the content of her novels. It looks at the act of reading as a creative process, as well as Woolf's practices as a reader and a writer. The final paragraph in the chapter contains a brief summary of the chapters that follow.

Keywords: Virginia Woolf; literary past; creative process; reader; writer

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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