A Room of my Own

Posted on March 13, 2011. Filed under: Extra Stuff! | Tags: , , , , |

My new desk- postcard #8 is on top of the pile of books

Hello All!

 

I have taken a cue from Virginia Woolf and have found a place of my own to write and draw my weekly postcards. It’s not quite a room of my own, but it’s quiet and I like being able to work without interruptions. This summary taken from: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/roomofonesown/themes.html
explains the importance of having more than just a “room of one’s own”.

Symbols

A Room of One’s Own
The central point of A Room of One’s Own is that every woman needs a room of her own—something men are able to enjoy without question. A room of her own would provide a woman with the time and the space to engage in uninterrupted writing time. During Woolf’s time, women rarely enjoyed these luxuries. They remained elusive to women, and, as a result, their art suffered. But Woolf is concerned with more than just the room itself. She uses the room as a symbol for many larger issues, such as privacy, leisure time, and financial independence, each of which is an essential component of the countless inequalities between men and women. Woolf predicts that until these inequalities are rectified, women will remain second-class citizens and their literary achievements will also be branded as such.

Want to learn more about the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf? Try these links:

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/roomofonesown/themes.html An analysis of A Room of One’s Own

http://listentogenius.com/author.php/174/171 Download the book

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18521.A_Room_of_One_s_Own Buy the book

http://www.cygneis.com/woolf/vwbiblio.htm Bibliography of Virginia Woolf’s books

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