Una stanza tutta per sé
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
Introduzione di Armanda GuiducciTraduzione e prefazione di Maura Del SerraEdizione integraleIllustre capostipite dei manifesti femminili del Novecento europeo, e primo brillante intervento della Woolf sul tema «donne e scrittura» (allora oggetto di un dibattito oggi banalizzato più che superato), Una stanza tutta per sé è un piccolo trattato ironicamente immaginifico, personalissimo nella misura godibilmente tesa di toni e motivi (il conversational, le proiezioni letterarie, l’analisi sociale, la satira, la visione). Il leitmotiv della stanza, grembo e prigione dell’anima femminile, si allarga fino a comprendere tutti i luoghi della dimora umana: la natura, la cultura, la storia e infine la «realtà» stessa nella sua inquietante-esaltante molteplicità.«Ma, direte, Le abbiamo chiesto di parlare delle donne e il romanzo – cosa c’entra avere una stanza tutta per sé? Cercherò di spiegarmi. Quando mi avete chiesto di parlare delle donne e il romanzo, mi sono seduta sulla riva di un fiume e ho cominciato a chiedermi cosa significassero queste parole.»Virginia Woolfnacque a Londra nel 1882. Figlia di un critico famoso, crebbe in un ambiente letterario certamente stimolante. Fu a capo del gruppo di Bloomsbury, circolo culturale progressista che prendeva il nome dal quartiere londinese. Con il marito fondò nel 1917 la casa editrice Hogarth Press. Grande estimatrice dell’opera di Proust, divenne presto uno dei nomi più rilevanti della narrativa inglese del primo Novecento. Morì suicida nel 1941. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato Gita al faro, Una stanza tutta per sé, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando, Notte e giorno, La crociera, Tutti i racconti e il volume unico Tutti i romanzi.
A Room of One's Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.
Three Men on the Bummel
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Three men need change - Anecdote showing evil result of deception - Moral cowardice of George - Harris has ideas - Yarn of the Ancient Mariner and the Inexperi-enced Yachtsman - A hearty crew - Danger of sailing when the wind is off the land - Impossibility of sailing when the wind is off the sea - The argumentativeness of Ethelbertha-The dampness of the river - Harris suggests a bicycle tour - George thinks of the wind - Harris suggests the Black Forest - George thinks of the hills - Plan adopted by Harris for ascent of hills - Interruption by Mrs. Harris. "What we want," said Harris, "is a change."
Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Night and Day
Author: Virginia Woolf
The Tea Planter's Wife
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Broadway Books
#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.
After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Published in 1937 by Hogarth Press, The Years was the last novel released during Woolf’s lifetime. It was also the longest in development, having gone through a steady flow of refinements since it was first conceived as a novel-essay in 1931. Much like the previous novel, The Waves, this is as much or more about structure than it is about plot, following the progress or otherwise of the Pargiter family from 1880 up to ‘the present’. Again like The Waves, the stages of narrative presented as brief snapshots are interspersed with poetic vistas of British weather. That the dates coincide with Woolf’s life are not coincidence, writing to Hugh Walpole in 1932 she declared that, “ ... only autobiography is literature – novels are what we peel off ...” This can be taken in two ways: that a writer is obliged to get through the novels before coming to the more worthy autobiography; or that what’s presented as a novel is no more than the thin outer skin covering up the autobiography underneath.
A Writer's Diary
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
2012 Reprint of 1953 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, "A Writer's Diary" was collected by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing and those that are clearly writing exercises, accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work, and finally, comments on books she was reading. The first entry is dated 1918 and the last, three weeks before her death in 1941. Between these points of time unfolds the private world - the anguish, the triumph, the creative vision - of one of the great writers of our century.
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Every Seventh Wave
Author: Daniel Glattauer
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Love Virtually ends as Leo leaves Austria for America. He and Emmi have still not met, but the intensity of their correspondence has been threatening Emmi's marriage. But shouldn't these unconventional lovers be given another chance? When Leo returns from Boston, he gradually resumes his email contact with Emmi. But he has plans to settle down with Pamela, the woman he met in America. Emmi and Leo meet at last in person, in an attempt to draw a line under their relationship, but they cannot stop writing to each other. When Pamela learns of Leo's secret and unusual liaison, she returns to the USA, and Emmi's marriage to Bernhard is tested to its limits. Readers of Love Virtually begged to know more: could Emmi and Leo ever get together? Once again Daniel Glattauer takes us up and down through stormy waters, and delivers a thrilling sequel.
Author: Woolf, Virginia
Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's partner, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and accessible novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies.
Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Publisher: Open Road Media
Written twenty years after the publication of Casting Off, the final volume of the Cazalet Chronicles begins in 1956 when the death of the family matriarch brings the scattered members of the extended clan back together The death of eighty-nine-year-old matriarch Kitty “the Duchy” Cazalet marks the end of an era—and the commencement of great change for the family. The long, difficult marriage of second son Edward to Villy has ended in divorce and Edward is contemplating wedlock with his longtime mistress, Diana. Hugh, the eldest son, wounded in the Great War and haunted by the death of his wife, Sybil, has finally found happiness with Jemima Leaf. Rupert, the youngest, who was missing-in-action during World War II, is now committed to rebuilding his relationship with his wife, Zoe. Rachel, who has spent a lifetime looking after others, has the chance to finally live for herself—even as she’s faced with the loss of all she cherishes most. And Home Place, the beloved Sussex estate where the Cazalets have gathered for years, is now a beloved relic that, with its faded wallpaper and leaky roof, has aged along with its occupants, including faithful servants like Mrs. Cripps, Mr. Tonbridge, and former governess Miss Milliment, now steadfast companion to Villy. Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed family saga comes to its conclusion as the Cazalets reflect on their past and begin the inexorable move forward.