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Gifts, Markets and Economies of Desire in Virginia Woolf

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kathryn Simpson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kathryn Simpson
    Pages 163-164
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 165-200

About this book


This book brings a new dimension to the critical debate about the complex relationship of Woolf to the marketplace and commodity culture through a focus on the gift economy at work in Woolf's writing, exploring the political subversiveness of the gift and its significance in her modernist aesthetics.


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About the authors

KATHRYN SIMPSON is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham, UK, teaching courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction and film. Her research interests focus on women's modernist writing and she has published on Woolf, H.D. and Katherine Mansfield.

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