Woolf's other: The university in her eye

McGee, Patrick
March 1990
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring90, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p229
Book Review
Clarifies Virginia Woolf's use of the adjective of possession, `own,' both in the statement from her diaries and in her classic `A Room of One's Own.' Practice or rhetorical strategy that divides the subject of possession from itself; Unconscious effects of the Other; Woolf's maternal metaphor and her relation to university.


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