The "Increasing" Black Population in Virginia Woolf's Fiction

Clarke, Stuart N.
April 2012
Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring2012, Issue 81, p22
Literary Criticism
The article discusses Virginia Woolf's novels and their reference to the African American population and its societal implications. It notes of Woolf's novel "The Years" and the physical characterization of Eleanor's color in a racial context. It states that during Woolf's time, terms such as black, was accepted and as a result may have led to reader's confusion. It also takes note of the actual definition of black as a physical definition and not of the concept of race.


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