Why are you reading this book?
It was in this pile. I’d never read it before!
What is the first line?
But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction — what, has that got to do with a room of one’s own?
Describe the book in haiku form:
What’s needed to thrive?
Just five hundred a year and
a room of one’s own.
Anything else you’d like to say?
Virginia Woolf is a great essayist! I’ve only read one of her novels, and would definitely pick up another now that I know more of her personal voice.
It’s interesting to read these revolutionary works so long after the fact, to be struck by how things are both the same and different. I remember feeling the same about Dorothy Sayer’s essay.