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infection in the sentence in a room of ones own

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Jared Hartzman Essay 2 9/14/08 Cecily Swanson Page 1 Collaborative Literature “Infection in the Sentence” in “A Room of One’s Own” According to Gilbert and Gubar, instead of experiencing an “anxiety of influence,” which according to Harold Bloom is a fear writers experience of being influenced by their precursor, a woman will experience the more primary “anxiety of authorship.” This is a “radical fear that she cannot create, that because she can never become a “precursor” the act of writing will isolate of destroy her” (page 23). Virginia Woolf would most likely agree with only some aspects of this point. In her story “A Room of One’s Own,” she shows that women can break free from the “anxiety of authorship.” Gilbert and Gubar’s main argument was that women are brought up inferior to men; therefore women writers experience a different anxiety than do male writers. In “A Room of One’s Own,” Woolf discusses why she believes that a woman writer needs money and a room of her own. This is done, however, through a fictitious story about a woman who experiences both a male college and a female college. In this story, the young woman is refused entry to the church
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