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.
The final novel of one of the 20th Century's greatest voices. On the lawn of an English country estate, a pageant is going to be performed. Attended by most of the locals, it is an overview of English history in several parts. Interspersed among the preparations, the audience interact, serving as a second microcosm of English life. The looming spectre of World War II serves as a backdrop to novel's action. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
In Woolf's last novel, the action takes place on one summer's day at a country house in the heart of England, where the villagers are presenting their annual pageant. A lyrical, moving valedictory.
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
"[Ruhl's Orlando] captures both the intellectual spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf's work. . . . Ruhl writes with the imaginative sweep that allows Woolf's poetry to soar."--Variety "Sarah Ruhl's smart new translation [of Three Sisters] feels just right to contemporary American ears--lean, colloquial, and conversational for us and true to Chekhov's original work."--The Cincinnati Enquirer In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl "is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf's" (New York )magazine. Preserving Woolf's vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who's magically transformed into an immortal woman. In her fresh translation of Three Sisters, the Anton Chekhov classic of ennui and frustration, Ruhl employs her signature lyricism and elegant understanding of intimacy to reveal the discontent felt by fretful Olga, unhappy Masha, and idealistic Irina as they long to leave rural Russia for the ever-alluring Moscow. Sarah Ruhl's other plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and The Clean House, as well as Passion Play, Dean Man's Cell Phone, Demeter in the City, Eurydice, Melancholy Play, and Late: a cowboy song. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her plays have premiered on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many theaters around the world.
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.
A character study of one man - Jacob Flanders - told through vague, ambiguous impressions from other people. The novel chronicles Jacob's life, from childhood to adulthood, and eschews conventional plot structures in favour of its pseudo-biographical approach. It is one of Woolf's strangest and most unique novels, and an important moment in the development of modernism. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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.
Las memorias y reflexiones íntimas de Virginia Woolf en su único libro autobiográfico Publicada póstumamente en 1976, Momentos de vida es la única obra autobiográfica de Virginia Woolf. Los seis textos que conforman el libro fueron encontrados a la muerte de su marido, Leonard Woolf, en su archivo, y constituyen un viaje cronológico por los momentos álgidos de la vida de la gran escritora: desde su infancia y su adolescencia hasta los orígenes del grupo de Bloomsbury, pasando por el despertar de su vocación o el análisis de su relación con la Historia. Un magnífico memorial a un mundo desaparecido: el que precedió a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Reseña:«De lejos, el libro más importante sobre Virginia Woolf# publicado desde su muerte.»Angus Wilson, The Observer
One of the most successful novels from one of the 20th Century's greatest authors. Clarissa Dalloway, a member of London's high society, is planning a party. These preparations, and the various people from her past and present who cross her path during them. Meanwhile, Septimus Smith, a war veteran, struggles with the realities of living with PTSD. Mrs. Dalloway is a key modernist novel, and one of the finest example of the stream of consciousness writing style. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
(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.
Heralded as Virginia Woolf's greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman's life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old."Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since. "Mrs. Dalloway also contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century." --Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours
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.
A definitive take on love and marriage by one of the greatest feminist authors in history. Night and Day tells the intertwining stories of Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. Both characters have to reconcile their views on, and desire for, love with their specific ambitions regarding independence. Mary, in particularly, is a suffragist, and embodies many of Woolf's ideals regarding feminism. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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.
A brilliantly satirical look at the English literary tradition, and a still-relevant example of early 20th Century feminist writing. Orlando is a British poet, born under the reign of Elizabeth I, who travels through time, meeting famous figures in English literary history and changing sexes while doing so. In addition to its importance to the feminist literary tradition, it is also highly regarded as being an early, positive depiction of a transgendered person. Though not as famous as some of her other novels, Orlando has a strong following. The main character appeared in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY PETER ACKROYD AND MARGARET REYNOLDS As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart. The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Reynolds, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
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