Al faro es una de las obras cumbres de la literatura del siglo XX. Basada en la propia infancia de la autora, la novela cuenta la historia de la familia Ramsey en la isla escocesa de Skye, en el periodo de entreguerras. El rumor del mar, la presencia insomne del faro, la guerra, la muerte, el erotismo o el paso del tiempo se entreveran en la larga conversación de la novela formando un oleaje de símbolos, palabras e imágenesPara esta edición de la Biblioteca Virginia Woolf, ofrecemos una nueva y espléndida traducción de Miguel Temprano García
Publicada en 1937, Los años fue la novela más popular de Virginia Woolf durante su vida, quizá debido a su factura clásica, decididamente más convencional que su obra anterior.Los Pargiter, una típica familia burguesa, recorren en estas páginas un periodo de tiempo comprendido entre los últimos estertores de la era victoriana y los primeros años treinta. Y en el seno de su hogar se dramatizan las tensiones históricas, sociales e ideológicas de esa época de transición y niebla, cuando un mundo y una idea de la civilización se desmoronaban para dar paso a un tiempo nuevo y lleno de incertidumbre. La guerra, la estructura patriarcal, el capitalismo, el Imperio o el auge del fascismo son algunas de al sombras que se proyectan en las paredes de la casa de esta familia inglesa, emparentada, podría decirse, con los Bunddenbrook, la familia alemana creada por Thomas Mann en su novela homónima.
In Woolf's final novel, villagers present their annual pageant, made up of scenes from the history of England, at a house in the heart of the country as personal dramas simmer and World War II looms. Annotated and with an introduction by Melba Cuddy-Keane
A collection of stories and sketches, annotated and arranged chronologically. This edition includes a substantial amount of new material.
Última novela de Virginia Woolf, Entre actos es la obra que la autora escribió antes de suicidarse, en 1941. Fue publicada póstumamente y enseguida se consideró una obra maestra, la quintaesencia de su carrera novelística, una de las aportaciones más brillantes y decisivas a la literatura europea del siglo XX.La historia transcurre durante el verano de 1939 en Pointz Hall, la casa de campo de la familia Oliver desde hace más de un siglo. El principal evento de la novela es la representación de la obra teatral que todos los años se organiza en el pueblo, escrita y dirigida esta vez por la vehemente señorita La Trobe, que refleja la historia de Inglaterra desde la Edad Media hasta los días previos al estallido de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Presente y pasado, la historia más lejana y la historia que está a punto de ocurrir, el mundo remoto y el mundo que ya empieza a desaparecer se entrelazan en esta prodigiosa novela, el último acto de una de las representaciones literarias más poderosas, valientes y perdurables de todos los tiempos.
This story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants right from the opening pages. Although Flush has adventures of his own with bullying dogs, horrid maids, and robbers, he also provides the reader with a glimpse into Browning's life. Introduction by Trekkie Ritchie.
18 short stories, many of them experimental, opening new paths which Woolf developed still further in her novels.
He left everything just as it was.... Did he think he would come back?Jacob's Room was the first book in Virginia Woolf's unique, experimental style, making it an important text of early Modernism. Ostensibly, the story is about the life of Jacob Flanders, the title character, who is evoked purely by other characters' perceptions and memories of him. Jacob remains an absence throughout. Elegiac in tone, the work beautifully memorializes the longing and pain of a generation that lost so many of its most promising young men to World War I. Upon it's release E.M. Forster remarked, "amazing.... a new type of fiction has swum into view." The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Woolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow
Virginia Woolf fue una lectora y una ensayista muy aguda y penetrante, como lo demuestran sus ensayos sobre literatura de todos los tiempos: Defoe, Austen, Elliot, Conrad, Donne..., en definitiva, la tradición literaria en la que quiso verse y a la que quiso contestar. Estos textos son el complemento ideal a su narrativa, además de un volumen esencial en su Biblioteca de Autor publicada por Lumen.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Mrs. Dalloway chronicles a June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway-a day that is taken up with running minor errands in preparation for a party and that is punctuated, toward the end, by the suicide of a young man she has never met. In giving an apparently ordinary day such immense resonance and significance-infusing it with the elemental conflict between death and life-Virginia Woolf triumphantly discovers her distinctive style as a novelist. Originally published in 1925, Mrs. Dalloway is Woolf's first complete rendering of what she described as the "luminous envelope" of consciousness: a dazzling display of the mind's inside as it plays over the brilliant surface and darker depths of reality.This edition uses the text of the original British publication of Mrs. Dalloway, which includes changes Woolf made that never appeared in the first or subsequent American editions.From the Hardcover edition.
Harcourt is proud to introduce new annotated editions of three Virginia Woolf classics, ideal for the college classroom and beyond. For the first time, students reading these books will have the resources at hand to help them understand the text as well as the reasons and methods behind Woolf's writing. We've commissioned the best-known Woolf scholars in the field to provide invaluable introductions, editing, critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading. These much-awaited volumes are the first of many annotated Woolf editions Harcourt plans on publishing in the coming years.This brilliant novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party she is to give that evening,Woolf ultimately managed to reveal much more; for it is the feeling behind these daily events that gives Mrs. Dalloway its texture and richness and makes it so memorable.
Katherine Hilbery and Woolf have illustrious literary ancestors: in Katherine's case, her poet grandfather, and in Woolf's, her father Leslie Stephen, writer, philosopher, and editor. Both desire to break away from the demands of the previous generation without disowning it altogether. Katherine must decide whether or not she loves the iconoclastic Ralph Denham; Woolf seeks a way of experimenting with the novel for that still allows her to express her affection for the literature of the past. This is the most traditional of Woolf's novels, yet even here we can see her beginning to break free; in this, her second novel, with its strange mixture of comedy and high seriousness, Woolf had already found her own characteristic voice.
Desde 1931, año de su publicación, Las olas ha sido considerada una de las obras capitales del siglo XX, tanto por la original belleza de su prosa como por la perfección de su revolucionaria técnica narrativa.
Orlando is one of the most unforgettable creations of twentieth-century literature. He emerges as a young man at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and progresses, with breathtaking ease, through three centuries until, by now a woman, she arrives in the bustle and diversion of the 1920s. for Virginia Woolf, a leading figure of the Bloomsbury Group, Orlando was more than a fantastic flight of imagination. It was a roman à clef, a love letter for her lover, the charismatic, eccentric bisexual, Vita Sackville West. Orlando's journey, from wondrous youth barbed by love, to fêted writer, settled in her femininity, is a wild and curiously relevant fable for our times.
Begun as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I, and is left at the novel's end a married woman in the year 1928. Part love letter to Vita Sackville-West, part exploration of the art of biography, Orlando is one of Woolf's most popular and entertaining works. This new annotated edition will deepen readers' understanding of Woolf's brilliant creation.Annotated and with an introduction by Maria DiBattista
This essay is based upon two papers read to the Arts Society at Newnham and the Odtaa at Girton in October 1928.
Relata un día en la vida londinense de Clarissa, una dama de alta alcurnia casada con un diputado conservador y madre de una adolescente. La historia comienza una soleada mañana de 1923 y termina esa misma noche, cuando empiezan a retirarse los invitados de una fiesta que se celebra en la mansión de los Dalloway. Aunque en el curso del día acaece un hecho trágico -el suicidio de un joven que volvió de la guerra psíquicamente perturbado-, lo esencial de la obra estriba en que los sucesos están narrados desde la mente de los personajes, con un lenguaje capaz de dibujar los meandros y ritmos escurridizos de la conciencia y de expresar la condición de la mujer de un modo a la vez íntimo y objetivo.«Tal vez su obra maestra. Exquisita y soberbiamente construida.» E.M. Forster
Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation.Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus
sweeping, lyrical, novel that moves brilliantly among the thoughts and feelings of the Ramsey family and their summer house guests.
Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century. The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.
The Modern Library is proud to include Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out--together with a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. Published to acclaim in England in 1915 and in America five years later, The Voyage Out marks Woolf's beginning as one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and prolific writers. Less formally experimental than her later novels, The Voyage Out none-theless clearly lays bare the poetic style and innovative technique--with its multiple figures of consciousness, its detailed portraits of characters' inner lives, and its constant shifting between the quotidian and the profound--that are the signature of Woolf's fiction. Rachel Vinrace, Woolf's first heroine, is a motherless young woman who, at twenty-four, embarks on a sea voyage with a party of other English folk to South America. Guileless, and with only a smattering of education, Rachel is taken under the wing of her aunt Helen, who desires to teach Rachel "how to live."Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel and Helen are introduced to a group of English expatriates. Among them is the young, sensitive Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer, with whom Rachel falls in love. But theirs is ultimately a tale of doomed love, set against a chorus of other stories and other points of view, as the narrative shifts focus between its central and peripheral characters. E. M. Forster praised The Voyage Out as "a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path." This edition includes a new Introduction by Michael Cunningham, bestselling author of The Hours. Cunningham at once unfolds an engaging short essay of Woolf's early life and career, an insightful exploration of the themes to which Woolf returns again and again in her fiction, and a spirited defense of the relevance and lasting importance of her art. Katherine Anne Porter wrote of Woolf: "The world of arts was her native territory; she ranged freely under her own sky, speaking her mother tongue fearlessly." From the Hardcover edition.
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