Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fiction Review: Virginia Woolf, "A Society"

This review has been moved to the R. S. Martin website. Click here to read.

1 comment:

wrappedupinbooks said...

I don't quite agree with this interpretation of "A Society." To me, it's an anti-war story, more akin to Three Guineas than A Room of One's Own. The world in which the women of "A Society" live is both impoverished and imperiled because women lack education and a voice in the public sphere--thus the violence and devastation of First World War. The two women at the end of the story resolve to teach the next generation of women--represented by Castalia's daughter--to believe in themselves rather than men. (Woolf slyly lets us know that this is a cop out, though, by having the little girl burst into tears at the sheer enormity of the task laid at her feet.)