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Author Rosenberg, Beth Carole.

Title Virginia Woolf and Samuel Johnson : common readers / Beth Carole Rosenberg.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.912 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 144 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [133]-137) and index.
Contents 1. Leslie Stephen and Samuel Johnson: Common Sense and Conversation -- 2. Samuel Johnson: Conversation into Dialogue -- 3. Virginia Woolf and Samuel Johnson: Conversation and the Common Reader -- 4. Dialogue and Subjectivity: A Room of One's Own, Mrs. Dalloway, and To the Lighthouse -- 5. Dialogue and Narrative: The Waves, Three Guineas, and Between the Acts -- "The Conclusion, in which Nothing is Concluded"
Summary Virginia Woolf and Samuel Johnson: Common Readers argues for an intertextual reading of Woolf's criticism by placing it within the larger network of literary history. Woolf's critical assumptions can be viewed as a product of her reading of the eighteenth century, specifically the critical values articulated by Samuel Johnson and mediated by Leslie Stephen. Through an analysis of Woolf's essays, Rosenberg illustrates that Woolf is directly influenced by Johnson's theories of writing and speech; that these theories are most explicitly stated in her early critical work; and that Woolf's early essays are essential to the development of the dialogical style of her most masterful novels.
Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Knowledge -- Literature.
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 -- Knowledge -- Literature.
Johnson, Samuel, 1649-1703 -- Influence.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century -- Historiography.
ISBN 0312107412