Evening Book Discussion

Monday, February 10th
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Melissa Chiavaroli   (401) 333-2552, x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

February’s book discussion choice is Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own.

Surprisingly, this long essay about society and art and sexism is one of Woolf’s most accessible works. Woolf, a major modernist writer and critic, takes us on an erudite yet conversational–and completely entertaining–walk around the history of women in writing, smoothly comparing the architecture of sentences by the likes of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, all the while lampooning the chauvinistic state of university education in the England of her day. When she concluded that to achieve their full greatness as writers women will need a solid income and a privacy, Woolf pretty much invented modern feminist criticism.

Evening Book Discussion choices are available at the Circulation Desk.

Location: Seminar Room

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