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A Room of One's Own

By Virginia Woolf
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In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

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Upon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry Ariel in 1965, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems Sylvia Plath left at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem 'Ariel' in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as well as notes the author made for the BBC about some of the manuscript's poems, including 'Daddy' and 'Lady Lazarus' In her insightful foreword to this volume, Frieda Hughes, Sylvia Plath's daughter, explains the reasons for the differences between the previously published edition of Ariel as edited by her father, Ted Hughes, and her mother's original version published here. With this publication, Sylvia Plath's legacy and vision will be reevaluated in the light of her original working draft.

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  • Total of Pages : 80
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  • Pdf File: the-union-jack.pdf

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"It was...unnecessary for me to fret about who the murderer was: Everybody was." A haunting, never-before-translated, autobiographical novella by the 2002 Nobel Prize winner. An unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack—the British Flag—during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in the few days preceding the uprising's brutal repression by the Soviet army. In the telling, partly a digressive meditation on "the absurd order of chance," he recalls his youthful self, and the epiphanies of his intellectual and spiritual awakening—an awakening to a kind of radical subjectivity. In his Nobel address Kertesz remembered: "I, on a lovely spring day in 1955, suddenly came to the realization that there exists only one reality, and that is me, my own life, this fragile gift bestowed for an uncertain time, which had been seized, expropriated by alien forces, and circumscribed, marked up, branded—and which I had to take back from 'History', this dreadful Moloch, because it was mine and mine alone..." The Contemporary Art of the Novella series is designed to highlight work by major authors from around the world. In most instances, as with Imre Kertész, it showcases work never before published; in others, books are reprised that should never have gone out of print. It is intended that the series feature many well-known authors and some exciting new discoveries. And as with the original series, The Art of the Novella, each book is a beautifully packaged and inexpensive volume meant to celebrate the form and its practitioners.

The Independent Woman

By Simone De Beauvoir
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525563415
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 816
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“Like man, woman is a human being.” When The Second Sex was first published in Paris in 1949—groundbreaking, risqué, brilliantly written and strikingly modern—it provoked both outrage and inspiration. The Independent Woman contains three key chapters of Beauvoir’s masterwork, which illuminate the feminine condition and identify practical social reforms for gender equality. It captures the essence of the spirited manifesto that switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and continues to exert profound influence on feminists today.

The 5AM Club

By Robin Sharma
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443456632
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 438
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Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through: How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

A Studio of One's Own

By Roberta White
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838640722
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 917
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This working space is a measure of the claim that the artist makes upon the world."--Jacket.

Lost Garden

By Helen Humphreys
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1443401528
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
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In spring 1941, when London is under attack, Gwen Davis escapes the city for Devon, where she will instruct young girls in growing crops for the Home Front. There, she meets two people who will change her life forever: Raley, a Canadian officer awaiting posting to the Front with his men; and Jane, a frail but free spirit whose fiancé is missing in action. Through them, Gwen comes to understand the unbelievable joy and the unbearable risks of love. Called “exquisite” by The New York Times, this beautifully nuanced novel received rave reviews around the world.

The Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473363039
  • Total of Pages : 750
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 169
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Hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century, Woolf was a central figure in the feminist criticism movement of the 1970s whose works inspired countless women to take up the cause. Primarily, Woolf communicated her ideas through her essays, the most famous being “A Room of One's Own” (1929) which explored social injustices and women's lack of free expression. This volume contains an extensive collection of Woolf's seminal essays covering a range of subjects from feminism to biography. Contents include: “Virginia Woolf”, “Joseph Conrad”, “'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights'”, “Henry James: The Old Order”, “Henry James: Within the Rim”, “Modern Fiction”, “Defoe”, “Addison”, “The Letters of Henry James”, “Rambling Round Evelyn”, “To Spain”, “Sir Walter Scott. The Antiquary”, “The Enchanted Organ”, etc. A must-have collection for those with a keen interest in feminist literature. Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. Other notable works by this author include: “To the Lighthouse” (1927), “Orlando” (1928), and “A Room of One's Own” (1929). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic essays now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9389440165
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 124
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Every summer, the Ramsays visit their summer home on the beautiful Isle of Skye, surrounded by the excitement and chatter of family and friends, mirroring Virginia Woolf’s own joyful holidays of her youth. But as time passes, and in its wake the First World War, the transience of life becomes ever more apparent through the vignette of the thoughts and observations of the novel’s disparate cast. A landmark of high modernism and the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf’s novels, To the Lighthouse explores themes of loss, class structure and the question of perception, in a hauntingly beautiful memorial to the lost but not forgotten.