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Virginia Woolfs Essayism Randi Saloman

Virginia Woolfs Essayism

Randi Saloman

Published June 14th 2012
ISBN : 9780748646487
Hardcover
192 pages
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Randi Saloman shows that it was by employing tools and methods drawn from the essay genre -- such as fragmentation, stream-of-consciousness and dialogic engagement with the reader -- that Woolf managed to leave behind the realism of the 19th-centuryMoreRandi Saloman shows that it was by employing tools and methods drawn from the essay genre -- such as fragmentation, stream-of-consciousness and dialogic engagement with the reader -- that Woolf managed to leave behind the realism of the 19th-century novel.Saloman draws on key theorists of the essay such as T. W. Adorno and Georg Lukacs, as well as on more recent scholars of essayism (a term devised by Robert Musil to describe the hypothetical quality of the essay mode). She shows that the essay, as genre and mode, shaped Woolfs writing and modern fiction more generally in ways that have not yet been articulated.