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Virginia Woolf icon, Brenda R. Silver

Label
Virginia Woolf icon
Title
Virginia Woolf icon
Statement of responsibility
Brenda R. Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a book about "Virginia Woolf": the face that sells more postcards than any other at Britain's National Portrait Gallery, the name that Edward Albee's play linked with fear, the cultural icon so rich in meanings that it has been used to market everything from the New York Review of Books to Bass Ale to the Communist Party in Rome. Brenda R. Silver uncovers and analyzes the extensive representations of Virginia Woolf that have circulated in Anglo-American culture for the past thirty-five years
  • The proliferation of Virginia Woolfs in both high and popular culture, she argues, has transformed the writer into a "star" whose image and authority are persistently claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, gender, the canon, class, feminism, and fashion."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Brenda R.
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.O72
LC item number
Z87633 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Women in popular culture
  • Fear
  • Fear in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women novelists
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
Label
Virginia Woolf icon, Brenda R. Silver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Columbia stories -- The New York review of books -- How the greats are fallen -- Production notes -- Time: Virginia Woolf joins the "All-star literary vaudeville" -- A writer's diary and the "real" Virginia Woolf -- Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Virginia Woolf becomes a household name -- Quentin Bell's biography and historical products inc.: family portraits -- Virginia Woolf's face -- British graffiti: me, I'm afraid of Virginia Woolf and Sammy and Rosie get laid -- Tom & Viv & Virginia & Edith & Ottoline & Vita & Carrington -- Fashion stills -- The politics of adaptation; or, the unauthentic Virginia Woolf -- The monstrous union of Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe
Control code
41572707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226757452
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99036175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Virginia Woolf icon, Brenda R. Silver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Columbia stories -- The New York review of books -- How the greats are fallen -- Production notes -- Time: Virginia Woolf joins the "All-star literary vaudeville" -- A writer's diary and the "real" Virginia Woolf -- Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Virginia Woolf becomes a household name -- Quentin Bell's biography and historical products inc.: family portraits -- Virginia Woolf's face -- British graffiti: me, I'm afraid of Virginia Woolf and Sammy and Rosie get laid -- Tom & Viv & Virginia & Edith & Ottoline & Vita & Carrington -- Fashion stills -- The politics of adaptation; or, the unauthentic Virginia Woolf -- The monstrous union of Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe
Control code
41572707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226757452
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99036175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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