A Room of One’s Own

by Pericles Lewis A Room of One’s Own (1929) is Virginia Woolf‘s most famous work of feminist literary criticism. If much of Woolf’s feminist writing concerns the problem of equality of access to goods that have traditionally been monopolized by men, in this work Woolf prefigures two concerns of later feminism: the reclaiming of a… Continue Reading A Room of One’s Own

Mario and the Magician

By Levi B. Sanchez Mario and the Magician is a novella written by German author Thomas Mann in 1929. As in many of his fictional works, Mann borrowed material for Mario from his actual experience. A performance Mann attended while on vacation in Italy in the summer of 1926 serves as inspiration for the sinister… Continue Reading Mario and the Magician

The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection

by Jesse Schotter “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection,” a short story by Virginia Woolf published in Harper’s in December 1929, describes the images reflected in a mirror situated in a woman’s dressing room, providing a glimpse of the furnishings of her life, but, pointedly, not allowing us a glimpse into the more… Continue Reading The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection

Joyce’s Ulysses

“Joyce’s Ulysses” (ヂョイスのユリシイズ, Joisu no yurishīzu) is an article by Doi Kōchi (1886-1979), a scholar of English literature at Gakushūin (The Peers School), published in the February 1929 issue of the Japanese journal Kaizō. This article is ostensibly the first academic consideration of Joyce printed in Japanese, and served as a major influence in the… Continue Reading Joyce’s Ulysses