A Tale of Two Cities: Virginia Woolf's Imagined Jewish Spaces and London's East End Jewish Culture

Lassner, Phyllis; Spiro, Mia
January 2013
Woolf Studies Annual;2013, Vol. 19, p58
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on Virginia Woolf's imagined Jewish spaces and London's East End Jewish culture. It features Woolf's critique of modern English society, and her role as a social and political writer. It states that Woolf's depiction of Jewish spaces obfuscates will add significant cultural and historical contexts to recent discussions of her narrative construction of the city.


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