Which Writer Wrote ANSWER

However, the majority of women are neither harlots nor courtesans; nor do they sit clasping pug dogs to dusty velvet all through the summer afternoon.

This week’s WWW is quoted from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, the influential middle class feminist polemic which questions the way history is written, explores the notion of gender in literature and the importance  of time, money and space in a writer’s life.


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2 responses to “Which Writer Wrote ANSWER

  1. Must read this book again … I loved the beginning talk about beadles and custard and how differently women were treated in academia.

  2. It had a profound effect on me when I was young and I often think of it when I reflect on how lucky I am to have a lovely quiet room to write in.
    Hard to imagine how difficult it was back then for women with aspirations and opinions.

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