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Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Alice Fox


This book examines the profound effect, on a major critic and novelist of the twentieth century, of the period of English literature's greatest glory, the Renaissance. Beginning in the sixteenth century, with the poems and plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and with prose writings such as Hakluyt's Voyages, and continuing through the great lyric poets of the seventeenth century, the Renaissance influenced every aspect of Virginia Woolf's work. All her available writing – letters, diaries, reading notes, drafts of essays, novels, and feminist polemic – are explored in this study of Vi ... More

Keywords: English literature, Renaissance, Shakespeare, lyric poets, Virginia Woolf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198129882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Fox, author
Miami University, Ohio

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