Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (London, 1882 - Sussex, 1941) was an English writer and editor. She is considered to be one of the most prominent figures of 20th century literary Modernism. The novels Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927) stood out for their impressive originality and genius. It is also worth highlighting the novels The years (1937) and Between the Acts (1941). Woolf was a staunch defender of women's rights and put her ideas into writing with works such as A room of one's own (1929), a seminal text in English literary Feminism. Her mastery of interior monologue and her poetic style were decisive contributions to the modern novel.

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