Virginia Woolf and the Visible World
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007-02
ISBN : 9780521033602
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)
Download or read book Virginia Woolf and the Visible World written by Emily Dalgarno and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-02 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Virginia Woolf and the Visible World, Emily Dalgarno examines Woolf's engagement with notions of the subject and codes of the visible. Dalgarno examines how Woolf's writing engages with visible and non-visible realms of experience, and draws on ideas from the diverse fields of psychoanalytic theory, classical Greek tragedy, astronomy, photography and photojournalism. The solar eclipse of 1927 marks a dividing line in Woolf's career, after which she portrayed the visible world in terms of light, and shifted her interest from painting to photography. Dalgarno offers textual analyses of Woolf's individual works, including To the Lighthouse, The Waves and Three Guineas, arguing for the importance of her ongoing interest in Greek translation. In later chapters, she explores the theory of the subject that emerges from Woolf's representation of the visible in her autobiography.