Elements of Literature Sixth Course
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Shakespeare’s Sister by Virginia Woolf
More About the Writer
Relief from Writing
After Virginia Woolf wrote each of her books, she experienced tremendous physical and emotional exhaustion. As a release, she and her husband opened Hogarth Press and began publishing books. Visit the Hogarth House at Richmond upon Thames to learn how the Hogarth Press published important works of the time.
More from the Writer
Music of the Mind
If you could record your every thought, what would the recording reveal? Read “The String Quartet” for Woolf’s perception of what an interior monologue might sound like. Listen to how this character’s internal chatter drowns out even the loudest of violins, trumpets, and horns.
Literature and Politics, page 1128
Votes for Women!
When British newspapers tired of the women’s movement, activists employed new tactics to gain publicity and further their causes. Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney resisted arrest by kicking and spitting at policemen, Mary Allen and Margaret Damer Dawson founded their own police force, and Marion Dunlop refused to eat. Step into the past for a history of British women’s fight for emancipation.
Across the Web
Shakespeare’s Other Sisters
Judith may have been a figment of Virginia Woolf’s imagination, but some women did write during Shakespeare’s time. Visit A Celebration of Women Writers to meet over a hundred women who dared to write poetry, plays, essays, and novels during the sixteenth century.
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