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ISBN:
0701205490
ISBN13:
978-0701205492
Author:
Virginia Woolf
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Hogarth Press (1983)
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169 pages
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1388 kb
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Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933.

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Written after the completion of her emotionally draining The Waves, the work returned Woolf to the imaginative consideration of English history that she had begun in Orlando: A Biography, and to which she would return in Between the Acts.

Virginia Woolf, English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre. Best known for her novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, she also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power. Alternative Title: Adeline Virginia Stephen. Woolf, VirginiaA discussion of Virginia Woolf's writing.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants right from the opening pages. Although Flush has adventures of his own with bullying dogs. Virginia Woolf was born into an intellectually gifted family

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Virginia Woolf was born into an intellectually gifted family. Her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, is the author of the massive Dictionary of National Biography, a sixty-two volume compilation of the lives of important British citizens. Virginia's sister Vanessa was a gifted painter, and her two brothers Thoby and Adrian were intelligent, dynamic University men.

Flush - A Biography book. Woolf does a wonderful job seeing life through Flush's eyes and all he had to give up in his life to be a true companion but what he gained also in returned love. The story starts as he is a puppy gifted from writer, Mary Mitford to her friend Elizabeth Barrett.

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I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. English author Virginia Woolf wrote modernist classics including 'Mrs.

Virginia Woolf was an English author and novelist who wrote modernist classics. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to her life. Birthday: January 25, 1882.

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Commonly read as a modernist consideration of city life seen through the eyes of a dog, Flush serves as a harsh criticism of the supposedly unnatural ways of living in the city.

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre . Most insightful and experimental are Woolf’s emotional and philosophical views verbalized in Flush’s thoughts.

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction.

Virginia Woolf was a British modernist writer. She was a prominent figure in inter-war literary circles and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. She was born in London, in 1882. Her mother Julia Stephen was also well connected in cultural circles and acted as a model for the Pre-Raphaelite artists and photographers. Virginia was educated at her Kensington home by her parents with her step-brothers and stepsisters

Reviews:
  • Acrobat
Most of us know Virginia Woolf’s work: Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando. However, did you know she also wrote a little novella about a special cocker spaniel named Flush, who cared for and helped Elizabeth Barrett Browning? I only recently found out about it, and even though it is one of her lesser known works, it deserves way more recognition than it gets!

This quick novella is only 204 pages, and took me maybe an hour to read–but it’s completely delightful. Flush gives us Miss Barrett’s life from the aristocratic dog’s view, and which is a creative way of looking at a person’s emotions without usual filters of conversation or human judgment. For example, the human emotion of jealousy is translated into Flush’s view of Mr. Browning–clearly he is imposing on Miss Barrett, and so he must be bitten and told to go away.

The book is both comical and sad, and Woolf’s genius for storytelling certainly does not fall short in her tiny narrator. I highly recommend this, especially if you’re a fan of her other works–or, if you’ve never read Virginia and have been looking for a way to break into her books, this is a good one to start with (although Dalloway is pretty damn good too).
  • Rainbearer
Virginia Woolf had an affinity for animals, and often gave people close to her animal-inspired pet names. She lived with many dogs over her lifetime, so it's no wonder she became enchanted with the personality of Flush, as described in the letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, and chose to tell their love story from Flush's point of view.

I'm not a great dog lover, yet I too fell under the spell of this emotional little red cocker spaniel. I was moved by his devotion to his poetic invalid mistress. I was amused by his snobbish pride on his pedigree. I suffered with him through his dreadful experience in the hands of the London dog snatchers.

Flush has great sympathy for all the human emotions, and experiences his own doggie version of them. Woolf portrays him in the throws of love, jealousy, aversion, fear and exhalation. In the process we get a canine view of the great love adventure between the Brownings.

Flush can be enjoyed for its sheer charm, or plumbed for deeper meaning. The fascinating introduction explores gender and class issues in Flush, as well as other radical themes.

The introduction also includes some analysis of Woolf's other novels - all supporting the view that Flush is not merely a whimsical aberration in Woolf's output, but a serious, multi-layer work. Besides this excellent critical introduction, there's also a brief biographical preface outlining Woolf's life and a chronology of Virginia Woolf. So I would certainly recommend the Oxford World's Classics edition to get the fullest appreciation of Flush.
  • PanshyR
Who knew Virginia Woolf wrote something so cute? This is the fictional biography of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, here named “Flush.” From his early days as a pup to living with Barrett Browning in her London home and finally moving to Italy, this charming dog’s tale also takes a harsh look at living conditions among London’s poor, class distinctions, and a tiny glimpse into the private life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. All told from the canine perspective. I thought it was adorable!
  • Kanrad
Woolf has chosen just the right narrative method for this pseudo-biography of Elizabeth Barret Browning's red spaniel Flush. She uses third person technique--that is the "biographer" speaking--but the biographer third person gets close in to the perspective of the dog. By this method she can include both a human perspective and the dog's perspective. We know all the time that the "biographer" is making educated guesses about how the dog is thinking and feeling. This novel presents the pleasures of heterosexual marriage through the poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning and thus is more optimistic and happy than books like "To the Lighthouse." Also woven into the tale is a sharp critique of Victorian middle class isolation from the poverty that reminds one of the novelist Charles Dickens. Of course Woolf makes beautiful sentences and the book is a pleasure to read, at times humorous, at times sad.
  • Stylish Monkey
This is perhaps one of the most delightful books ever written, which is why having it printed on the lowest quality paper, with numerous typesetting errors, horrific margins, and legal sized paper is a complete shame. Perhaps the onus was on me to check the size of a book, but I rather believe that this is simply poor quality control on amazon's part. This should be easily identified as an oversized shoddy print. Sadly, this is happening more and more with amazon these days making it hard to trust the products on that are being sold.
  • Centrizius
Beautifully written, lovely story, creative, imaginative, and unique point of view--from the dog's eyes but in third person. I can't believe this work was not celebrated as one of Woolf's greatest stories!
  • Gashakar
One of Woolf's lesser-known novels, it is a must for anyone interested in animal studies or animals in general. It is a delightful and thoughtful contemplation of the nineteenth-century poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's life before, during, and immediately following her relationship with fellow poet Robert Browning, lovingly seen through the eyes of her spaniel, Flush.
I read this book as required reading in a V.Woolf course given by a brilliant lecturer.With his guidance I came to recognize and understand the brilliance of the author.It's a masterpiece and though the book is brief,it must be read slowly and savored as one would a beautifully prepared meal.