Virginia Woolf Icon

Silver Brenda R
This is a book about Virginia Woolf: the face that sells more postcards than any other at Britain's National Portrait Gallery, the name that Edward Albee's play linked with fear, the cultural icon so rich in meanings that it has been used to market everything from the New York Review... Read More
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This is a book about Virginia Woolf: the face that sells more postcards than any other at Britain's National Portrait Gallery, the name that Edward Albee's play linked with fear, the cultural icon so rich in meanings that it has been used to market everything from the New York Review of Books to Bass Ale. Brenda Silver analyzes Virginia Woolf's surprising visibility in both high and popular culture, showing how her image and authority have been claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, anger, sexuality, gender, class, the canon, feminism, race, and fashion.

From Virginia Woolf's 1937 appearance on the cover of Time magazine to her current roles in theater, film, and television, Silver traces the often contradictory representations and the responses they provoke, highlighting the recurring motifs that associate Virginia Woolf with fear. By looking more closely at who is afraid and the contexts in which she is perceived to be frightening, Silver illustrates how Virginia Woolf has become the site of conflicts about cultural boundaries and legitimacy that continue to rage today.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226757463
ISBN-13 9780226757469
GTIN-13 9780226757469
GTIN-14 09780226757469
Series Women in Culture and Society
Author Silver Brenda R
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 373
Publication Date Jan 14, 2000
Dimension 5.98 in 8.98 in 0.8 in