Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity (Gender and Culture Series)

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Traces the emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. This book explores Virginia Woolf's narrative journey from her first novel, 'The Voyage Out', through her last, 'Between the Acts'.

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Froula pursues her task passionately in a book which is energetic and likeable.--Jim Stewart "Times Literary Supplement "

Christine Froula's Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde is a timely and valuable contribution to Woolf studies emphasizing Woolf's relation to the political, aesthetic, and feminine milieu of her own era and beyond.--Vera Neverow "Modernism / Modernity "

Provocative... intensely optimistic... Impressive body of work on Woolf and modernism... Provides a fresh and challenging set of readings.--Helen Southworth "Virginia Woolf Miscellany "

Froula's book brims with fresh historical and political insights... [Her] book is crucial.--Julia Keller "Chicago Tribune "

This major new book is a significant and substantial addition to [Froula's] contribution to Woolf studies.--Janfarie Skinner "Virginia Woolf Bulletin "

Froula's fascinating new book... makes a timely contribution to modernist scholarship.--Jane Garrity "Woolf Studies Annual "

What a pleasure to read Froula's smart, wide-ranging, and often exquisite book.--Jessica Berman "Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature "

We can be grateful to Christine Froula for this most stimulating study which significantly broadens the scope of Woolf's work.--Christine Reynier "In-between "

In this brilliant, indeed indispensable, study, Froula (Northwestern Univ.) places Woolf's major works in the context of Bloomsbury as a modernist movement...Essential.--Choice

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Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe "might really be on the brink of becoming civilized," as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinished Enlightenment project of human rights, democratic self-governance, and world peace -- and, in E. M. Forster's words, "the only genuine movement in English civilization" -- the 1914 "civil war" exposed barbarities within Europe: belligerent nationalisms, rapacious racialized economic imperialism, oppressive class and sex/gender systems, a tragic and unnecessary war that mobilized sixty-five million and left thirty-seven million casualties.An avant-garde in the twentieth-century struggle against the violence within European civilization, Bloomsbury and Woolf contributed richly to interwar debates on Europe's future at a moment when democracy's triumph over fascism and communism was by no means assured.

Woolf honed her public voice in dialogue with contemporaries in and beyond Bloomsbury -- John Maynard Keynes and Roger Fry to Sigmund Freud (published by the Woolfs'Hogarth Press), Bertrand Russell, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, and many others -- and her works embody and illuminate the convergence of aesthetics and politics in post-Enlightenment thought. An ambitious history of her writings in relation to important currents in British intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book explores Virginia Woolf's narrative journey from her first novel, The Voyage Out, through her last, Between the Acts.

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