Virginia Woolf’s Essays

Sketching the Past

  • Authors
  • Elena Gualtieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elena Gualtieri
    Pages 23-48
  3. Elena Gualtieri
    Pages 49-68
  4. Elena Gualtieri
    Pages 69-92
  5. Elena Gualtieri
    Pages 116-145
  6. Elena Gualtieri
    Pages 146-150
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 151-176

About this book


Although marginal and often neglected genres, the sketch and the essay represented for Virginia Woolf the two forms of writing through which she articulated her understanding of the workings of literary history. In this innovative study, Elena Gualtieri analyses in detail the intersection between essays and sketches in Woolf's non-fiction as part of a far-reaching argument about the scopes and models of feminist criticism, its understanding of the historical process and its position in the panorama of twentieth-century intellectual history.


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