Virginia Woolf, Modernity and History: Constellations with Walter Benjamin

TitleVirginia Woolf, Modernity and History: Constellations with Walter Benjamin
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSpiropoulou, Angeliki
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Number of Pages240
PublisherPalgrave-Macmillan
CityLondon and New York
ISBN NumberISBN- 13: 978–0–230–53758–3 (hardback)
KeywordsVirginia Woolf; Walter Benjamin; History; Modernism; Modernity
Abstract

 This new study analyses the representation of the past and the practice of historiography in the fiction and critical writings of Virginia Woolf, and draws parallels betweenWoolf’s historiographical imagination and the thought ofWalter Benjamin, German philosopher of history and key theorist of modernity.