Teaser Tuesdays: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

From Woolf’s famous essay on women and fiction, how’s this for a turn of phrase:

…it is doubtful whether poetry can come out of an incubator. The Fascist poem, one may fear, will be a horrid little abortion such as one sees in a glass jar in the museum of some county town.

Eye-catching and evocative! Poetry as abortion! Might be fitting imagery for the odd concept of “fascist poetry,” though. Woolf has some interesting points, I will say that for her.

What are you reading today?

6 Responses

  1. I haven’t read this one by her, but I recently read Mrs. Dalloway and loved it.

  2. Evocative indeed. Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

  3. TBM, don’t worry, it’s well loved, maybe you’ll be on the other side of the fence. 🙂 I look forward to your review and hope you like it more than I did. (My review will be up in a few days.)

  4. Nice to see some other people reading classics! 🙂

    Here is my TT: http://hazelthewitch.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesdays.html

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