Trespassing Boundaries

Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction

  • Kathryn N. Benzel
  • Ruth Hoberman

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About this book


In Trespassing Boundaries , ten contemporary Woolf scholars discuss a broad range of Woolf's short stories. Despite being now easily available these stories have not yet received the attention they deserve. Complex yet involving, they deserve to be read not only for the light they shed on the novels, but in their own right, as major contributions to the short fiction as a genre. This volume places Woolf's short stories in the context of modernist experimentalism, then explores them as ambitious attempts to challenge generic boundaries, undercutting traditional distinctions between short fiction and the novel, between experimental and popular fiction, between fiction and nonfiction. Collectively the essays suggest that Woolf's contribution to the short story is as important as her contribution to the novel.


fiction Modernism novel Virginia Woolf women Woolf

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn N. Benzel
    • 1
  • Ruth Hoberman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Nebraska-KearneyUS
  2. 2.Eastern Illinois UniversityUS

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