By: Virginia Wolf
Published by: Lumen
Hardcover. 128 pages. 17'50 x 25'20 cm
A Room of My Own is a short essay by Virginia Woolf on the female condition that has become an icon of 20th century literature.
“There is no mark on the wall to measure the precise height of women. There are no measures that determine the conditions of a good mother or the affection of a daughter, the fidelity of a sister or the capacity of a housekeeper ”, comments Virginia Woolf in this essay, but what she also tells us is that to write a novel a woman has to have her own room and hot food; in short, to have a life of your own and independent.
Far from being a furious allegation against men, A Own Room is an elegant essay that already in 1929 put on the table some topics that are still debated today, such as the economic dependence of women on men, the care of a family and the figure of women as the artist's inspiring muse but with little presence in the practice of creativity.
This essay, already published repeatedly in Spain, is now presented in a new way, in a translation by Jorge Luis Borges, with a foreword by Kirmen Uribe and splendid illustrations by the young American cartoonist Becca ...