E 316K - Virginia Woolf

E 316K - Virginia Woolf - Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Born...

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Born into an intellectual Victorian home; father Leslie Stephen was a respected philosopher Established stream-of- consciousness narration as a Modernist aesthetic Vocally advocated gender equality Married to Leonard Woolf, an influential anti-imperialist Committed suicide in 1941
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Early Life Hyde Park Gate News , May 30, 1892: “Miss Virginia and Miss Vanessa Stephen went to tea with their intimate friends the Misses Milman last Friday. They played at the old game of croquet in which Miss Vanessa’s side was victorious. The most delightful part of the entertainment for Miss Virginia was now begun namely tea. About half an hour was spent after tea sitting at the table and discoursing upon various subjects. After that they went out into the garden again and again talked. Then
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(1910) The hoax exposed the uncritical readiness of the British government and of the Royal Navy to entertain any odd-looking foreigner without inquiring closely into his character and background and to do him the honors so thoroughly that he went away awed and happy and pro- British. That kind of diplomatic courtesy helped to build up an enormous empire and to keep many spheres of influence in orbit. The Dreadnought hoax was a mocking exposure of its shallowness and insincerity. Thus, the silly little blackface
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