Thinking and Talking/War and Peace

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748636754
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651962 | DOI:
Thinking and Talking/War and Peace

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This chapter discusses the relevance of dialogue and all modes of ‘conversation’ as they are represented by Woolf's ‘essayistic’ practice and the process of reading. It shows how different voices and perspectives are heard and provided, centring on the language and the interactions of ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’. Finally, the chapter discusses women's voices in times of war and potential acts of resistance.

Keywords: dialogue; modes of conversation; essayistic practice; process of reading; Thoughts on Peace; women's voices; acts of resistance; war

Chapter.  5523 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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