The Artist-Figure, Society, and Sexuality in Virginia Woolf's Novels: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Artist-Figure, Society, and Sexuality in Virginia Woolf's Novels

1st Edition

By Ann Ronchetti


232 pages

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This book explores the relationship between aesthetic productivity and artists' degree of involvement in social and sexual life as depicted in Virginia Woolf's novels. Ann Ronchetti locates the sources of Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with the artist's relationship to society in her family heritage, her exposure to Walter Pater and the aesthetic movement, and the philosophical and aesthetic interests of the Bloomsbury group.

About the Author

Ann Ronchetti received her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a bibliographer for English, French, and Italian languages and literatures and the performing arts at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

About the Series

Studies in Major Literary Authors

Studies in Major Literary Authors features outstanding scholarship on celebrated and neglected authors of both canonical and lesser-known texts.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FICTION / Literary