In this work of criticism, Ralph Freedman has tried to define a type of fiction which occupies a crucial position in the history of the novel. By examining the fiction of Hermann Hesse, Andre Gide and Virginia Woolf, he has created a genre in the novel, which was most pronounced at the beginning of the last century. Each of these writers commanded a wide and engaged audience in works that share common characteristics that define modernity.
Reprints & Translations
Virginia Woolf: Revaluation and Continuity
(edited plus 2 contributions by Ralph Freedman), California UP, 1980. Paperback, California, 1980-97
The recent renaissance of Virginia Woolf reflects a reassessment not only of the writer and her work, including fiction like Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, but also of our social and political life as a whole. By choosing contributions from a variety of contemporary and traditional critics, Ralph Freedman points up the differences between English and American, older and younger, male and female readers. In this book, he has brought together a number of modern commentators, whose varied themes demonstrate the vitality and scope of Woolf criticism.