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Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

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Abstract

CORREA, Mariza. Feminist letters. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.2, pp. 4-23. ISSN 1809-4341.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-43412011000200001.

Even if she is very well known as a feminist author, Virginia Woolf 's practical work, and her relationship with British feminists is scarcely known since more attention has been paid to her distaste with signing manifestoes and participating in marches. The book in which she explicitly takes a position on these issues - Three Guineas - is, for reasons unknown, not available in Portuguese, even if most of her works are. Here, I draw attention to some of her work with the Women's Cooperative Guild - and her life-long friendship with Margaret Llewelyn Davies, one of the pioneers in the organization of women workers, whose first book about women workers in England-a kind of feminine version of the Engels's report about the British working class- Virgina Woolf herself published.

Keywords : Virginia Woolf; feminism; Margaret Llewelyn Davies; Women's Co-Operative Guild.

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