Virginia Woolf: Between writing and disease

Josep Ballester-Roca, Noelia Ibarra-Rius

Abstract


The authors offer an analysis of mental illness in the work of a key twentieth century author: Virginia Woolf. A critical review of her literary legacy allows us to get closer to what might be one of the most intense literary portrayals of illness and its metaphors and, at the same time, to the representations, euphemisms, silences, and monsters depicted in the chapters of her life and in the unique voice of an essential author.


Keywords


illness; literature; writing; Virginia Woolf; woman

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/metode.8.10461




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