"Mrs. Woolf speaks for her sex with as much fancy as logic, as much wit as knoweldge, and with imagination of a true novelist"- The New York Times
I've actually read this book for a "Women in Literature" class where all the other books were somewhat centralized around this one. We discussed the writing itself as a steady stream of consciousness instead of an organized, categorized, edited essay or novel. What will grab the reader's attention are the many heartpounding quotes and "Shakespeare's Sister!"
The age-old glass ceiling - put in place partially by the all-consuming role of mother and caregiver and partly by jealousy of men unsure of their own abilities - is experienced by women in all professions. Woolf expounds her observations and deductions in a sometimes heavy-handed, but always clear and precise manner, speaking specifically of women writers, but the points are easily expandable to any mÃ©tier. A wonderful and personally telling monograph, beautiful words and you can almost hear the reaction of the crowd gathered to hear her verbal presentation from which the book is taken. A keeper - not to be re-listed!
From the New York Times: "Mrs. Woolf speaks for her sex with as much fancy as logic, as much wit as knowledge, and with the imagination of a true novelist." This is really a long essay. Very Woolf.