Virginia Woolf sitting in an armchair at Monk's House.

Letters from the Front is the final volume of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s trilogy No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century.1 It succeeds The War of the Words (1988) and Sexchanges (1989), and, like them, is a deeply exasperating book, containing some good literary criticism and much cultural-historical nonsense. Virginia Woolf must take her share of the blame for the latter, on account of her invention in A Room of One’s Own, cited in...

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