A room of one’s own


By Virginia Woolf is a book(extended essay) I would recommend to anyone who wants something short and interesting to read.

The question she is answering is women and fiction and she argues that to write a woman needs her own room and 500ÂŖ a year income(this was 1928).

She should have the freedom to say what she wants and at the same time have an opportunity to observe reality.

If you have no book to read during quarantine, here is a place to start.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

11 thoughts on “A room of one’s own

  1. Mordanicus says:

    >>If you have no book to read during quarantine, here is a place to start.

    I have a lot to read, even though our lockdown has been eased. But I will keep it in mind, if I finally running out things to read (probable no sooner that 2082, I am afraid).

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    I read one Woolf story – To the Lighthouse. Not my cup of tea, which probably makes me an uncultured Neanderthal, I know!
    To my mind, however, the fact she committed suicide tells of an unsound mind and, although having only read the one novel might not be enough to judge, I think her mental state was probably reflected in at least some of her writing.

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    • makagutu says:

      To my mind, however, the fact she committed suicide tells of an unsound mind

      My friend, I think you are being too harsh on her. Robbin Williams committed suicide too but I think he left us with some of the greatest acts. Think of good will hunting for example.
      In this particular essay she goes back and forth on many tangents but stays on course talking about the place of women in society as she saw it.

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