Teaser Tuesday

My teaser this week comes from a nonfiction book:

A Very Great Profession tries to correct some of this imbalance and to present a portait through their fiction of English middleclass women during the period between two world wars. To the women writer who made their voices heard in those years ‘this curious silent unrepresented life,’ as Virginia Woolf called it, did begin to have its own significance; many of the novels are remarkable works of fiction- and they are all memorable because of what they tell the reader about what women did, thought and felt at the time.” (3)
“And it soon became clear that those novels which school, university, and critical dogma had chosen to ignore were, to me, infinitely greater and more memorable than those which had for so long and so regularly appeared on reading lists.” (5)

(Nicola Beauman: A Very Great Profession. The Woman´s Novel 1914-39)

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Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading and this is how it works:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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17 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. Very styling woman on the cover. I do say the covers are very retro in Europe from the North American set. Enjoy the book and serving tequilas over at Aisle B. Teaser is posted and will sway my way back there now 🙂

    1. Haha, well this is Virago, so it´s not that typically European. The image on the cover is from a film, brief Encouter, which was basically what inspired the author to research and write this book.

  2. Interesting teaser! This sounds like an interesting book. I found the last sentence of the teaser quite interesting – it makes us think how much of fine literature, we must have lost. Looking forward to reading your review of the book.

  3. Wow, my writing is about American women between the two wars, so I’m definitely adding this book to my library list–thanks. And Virginia Woolf: she is just endlessly fascinating, isn’t she?

    1. That is a fascinating subject! This book mostly explores british literature but I´m sure the American version is as interesting (any recommendations?)

      I really should read more by Woolf, but I loved Mrs Dalloway 🙂

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