Woolf and the Art of Exploration, edited by Helen Southworth and Elisa Kay Sparks

April 15, 2006

Woolf-and-the-Art-of-Exploration-scannedThe wide range of papers in Woolf and the Art of Exploration emphasize the adventurousness of Woolf’s work. Nearly 30 essays reflect her enterprising nature, with titles such as Cheryl Mares’s “The Making of Virginia Woolf’s America” and Emily Wittman’s “The Decline and Fall of Rachel Vinrace: Reading Gibbon in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out.” The book explores such topics as Woolf’s life; her relationship to nature and to scientific and environmental thinking; her attitudes towards London, America, and the Middle East; and the cultural origins and contexts of her outlook on art and empire.

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