Thursday, December 13, 2012

Virginia Woolf - a modern lens view

If one reads Woolf today, she still has a punchy style but she doesn't appear to be at the leading edge of radicalism. She is a feminist, educated, opinionated but no more than any educated, young woman in 2012. What does this show? I think this shows us is that Woolf was seventy years ahead of her time. The fact that she had such advanced views in the 1910-1930 period is prescient and remarkable.

It is hard for us today to comprehend how radical she appeared to others in her own time.