A Room of One's Own

Identify the style of writing of Virginia Woolf?

 The prose piece 'Shakespear's Sister'






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"A Room of One's Own" is considered the first major work in feminist criticism. Woolf deploys a number of methodologies--historical and sociological analysis, fictional hypothesis, abd philosophy, notably--to answer her initial question of why there have been so few female writers. She ties their minority status largely to socioeconomic factors, specifically their poverty and lack of privacy. Her mantra throughout the essay is that a woman must have 500 pounds a year and a room of her own if she is to write creatively. Many critics feel Woolf has a "self-conscious" style to her writing which reminds the reader that a woman with a strong sense of voice has written the piece. You can always find out more at the GradeSaver link below: