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Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction Virginia Woolf

Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction By Virginia Woolf

Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction by Virginia Woolf

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Essential to Virginia Woolf's development as a novelist, these short stories are among the most interesting and accomplished fictions she wrote.

Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction Summary

Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction by Virginia Woolf

'The ponderous woman looked through the pattern of falling words at the flowers standing cool, firm, and upright in the earth, with a curious expression. . .So heavy the woman came to a standstill opposite the oval shaped flowerbed, and ceased even to pretend to listen to what the other woman was saying.' Virginia Woolf's short fiction has long been acknowledged as the place where she tried out some of her more experimental techniques before adopting and adapting them for use in her novel-length works. While this is certainly true, it is also the case that these short pieces are now increasingly being recognized as important works of art in their own right, rather than simply flights of experimental fancy awaiting their full actualization in the novel form. This new edition edited by Bryony Randall emphasises the startling variety in Woolf's experimentation during the most productive period of short fiction writing in Woolf's life, the late 1910s through to the end of the 1920s. It draws readers' attention to the deep political engagements evident across the range of her work and on the recent burgeoning of work in modernist print culture to set out the importance of the material context of these works' initial publication and reception.

About Virginia Woolf

Bryony Randall is Professor of Modernist Literature, University of Glasgow. She is co-General Editor with Jane Goldman and Susan Sellers of the Cambridge edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, and volume editor of the Collected Short Fiction for that edition. Her publications include Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life (CUP 2007), and as co-editor with Jane Goldman, the collection of essays Virginia Woolf in Context (CUP 2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction Note on the Text Note on Publication and Spelling Select Bibliography A Chronology of Virginia Woolf The Mark on the Wall Kew Gardens An Unwritten Novel Solid Objects A Hanuted House Monday or Tuesday Blue and Green The String Quartet A Society n the Orchard Woman's College From Outside The New Dress 'Slater's Pins Have No Points' The Lady in the Looking-glass: A Reflection Explanatory Notes

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Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction by Virginia Woolf
Oxford University Press
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