A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf – BOOK REVIEW

a room.pngI really enjoyed reading this! I found it a very interesting and intriguing read, especially from the viewpoint of nearly 100 years later on the attitudes and predictions of the future. Virginia Woolf argues that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (hence the title of this essay), and it is split into six chapters, progressing towards her overall viewpoint. A highly recommended read! Some of my favourite/interesting quotes…
– “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”
– “Why are women, judging from this catalogue, so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”
– “There is no gate, no lock, no bolt, that you can set upon the freedom of my mind”
– “It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex”
– “Women have always been poor, not for 200 years, but from the beginning of time”


Have you read this book? Are you planning to?

Let me know in the comments!

Marie

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