'This is the most affordable and useful collection on Bloomsbury currently available, a welcome addition to anyone's library.'
Author: Stanford Patrick Rosenbaum
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Additions to the revised edition include an early anonymous newspaper account of Bloomsbury, and observations by Quentin Bell, Beatrice Webb, Gerald Brenan, Christopher Isherwood, Frances Partridge, and others.
With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on our understanding of twentieth-century autobiography and life writing.
Author: S. Rosenbaum
Shortly before his death, S. P. Rosenbaum began work on the history of the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on our understanding of twentieth-century autobiography and life writing.
The portraits and Bell's inclusion of herself create a metafictional play typical for
Bloomsbury. The Memoir Club is not painted from life; like the group's life writing
it is part memory and part a reimagining of reality. The group gathered in Bell's ...
Author: Victoria Rosner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Named after a small neighborhood in London where its members settled as young adults, the Bloomsbury Group produced an impressive body of work that yielded British Post-Impressionist painting, literary modernism, the field of macroeconomics, and a new direction for public taste in art. This Companion offers a comprehensive guide to the intellectual and social contexts surrounding Bloomsbury and its coterie, which includes writer Virginia Woolf, economist Maynard Keynes, and art critic Roger Fry, among others. Thirteen chapters from leading scholars and critics explore the Bloomsbury Group's rejection of Victorian values and social mores, their interventions in issues of empire and international politics, their innovations in the literary and visual arts, and more. Complete with a chronology of key events and a detailed guide to further reading, this Companion provides scholars and students of English literature fresh perspectives on the achievements of this remarkable circle of friends.
Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing is to be found in this collection of five unpublished pieces.
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Random House
Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing is to be found in this collection of five unpublished pieces. Despite Quentin Bell's comprehensive biography and numerous recent studies of her, the author's own account of her early life holds new fascination - for its unexpected detail, the strength of its emotion, and its clear-sighted judgement of Victorian values. In 'Reminiscences' Virginia Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, 'the greatest disaster that could happen', and its effect on her father, the demanding patriarch who took a high toll of the women in his household. She surveys some of the same ground in 'A Sketch of the Past', the most important memoir in this collection, which she wrote with greater detachment and supreme command of her art shortly before her death. Readers will be struck by the extent to which she drew on these early experiences for her novels, as she tells how she exorcised the obsessive presence of her mother by writing To the Lighthouse. The last three papers were composed to be read to the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, which exacted absolute candour of its members. Virginia Woolf's contributions were not only bold but also original and amusing. She describes George Duckworth's passionate efforts to launch the Stephen girls; gives her own version of 'Old Bloomsbury'; and, with wit and some malice, reflects on her connections with titled society.
The collected memoirs and diaries of Lytton Strachey.
Author: Lytton Strachey
Publisher: Head of Zeus
While working on his two-volume biography of Lytton Strachey, Michael Holroyd had access to the Strachey archives. From the same source he collected all Strachey's diaries and memoirs, which together in this volume form an intermittent but not disconnected autobiography. From childhood diaries to the introspective and often anguished records of late adolescence emerges an intimate self-portrait, valuable for its own sake and also for the light it sheds on the most gifted members of the Bloomsbury Group. In addition to the informal diaries, Strachey wrote and read to the Memoir Club two autobiographical essays (also published here) which may be judged among the finest and most characteristic of his writing.
Author: Lawrence Wayne Markert
Publisher: G K Hall
The Bloomsbury Group, an exclusive gathering of young intellectuals based in London's Bloomsbury Square during the early 20th century, included writers Virgina Woolf, E.M.Forster and Lytton Strachey; painter Duncan Grant; art critics Clive Bell and Roger Fry; and economist John Maynard Keynes.
Thursday ( 1913 ] Dear Rupert When your letter came to me , I was having a
camp with the Bloomsbury group in Suffolk ... She began in 1918 what became
known as the Memoir Club , where members of the Bloomsbury group would
Author: Rupert Brooke
Publisher: Crown Pub
A six-year correspondence between the World War I poet and his schoolgirl muse, Noel Olivier, provides a glimpse of Edwardian England as it reveals the true and enduring nature of young love
Perhaps the simplest way of identifying the members of the Bloomsbury Group is
to look at the Memoir Club that was founded in 1920 to commemorate ironically
and otherwise – Old Bloomsbury . Whether the Group came together in ...
Author: S.P. Rosenbaum
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
'A subtle and powerful picture of the Bloomsbury Group...S P Rosenbaum is an unparalleled interpreter of the philosophical as well as the literary traditions absorbed by this group.' Richard Ellman 'This is more detailed, more considered, more extensive, and therefore far more valuable than anything of the kind we have had before...required reading for anyone professing a serious interest in Bloomsbury.' Andrew McNellie This first volume of a three-volume study of the early literary history of the Bloomsbury Group describes the intellectual, family and Cambridge backgrounds of Bloomsbury as they are reflected in the Group's early or autobiographical works. While many books have been written on the Bloomsbury Group this is the first to study comprehensively the literary history of their interrelated achievements. Professor Rosenbaum has written a wonderful account of the ideas and people who were the early influences on the Group. He sees the modern period not as the age of 'great men', but in a new light, where original ideas about art, women and society. This book will be of interest not only to anyone fascinated by the Bloomsbury Group, but also to students of Woolf or Forster or Keynes or Strachey who need to know the background of those writers.
Woolf's account of ' Old Bloomsbury ' , her term for this EchtBloomsbury group ,
was delivered in 1920 to a meeting of The Memoir Club , a select group of
around thirteen people , all of whom can safely be judged to be ' Bloomsberries ' ,
Author: Nicholas Murray
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
The birthplace of Christian socialism and site of the British Museum, University College, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Friends House, and Great Ormond Street Hospital, Bloomsbury is crammed with history and contemporary decision making. This entertaining and informative book is accompanied by oblique images that present Bloomsbury as it’s never been portrayed before: intimate, contemporary, exploratory, and, occasionally, downright strange.
Memoirs of Family and Friends Virginia Woolf Stanford Patrick Rosenbaum ...
1908 – 11 Memoir Club , The : started by Molly MacCarthy after the First World
War to bring the Bloomsbury Group back together by writing short memoirs for the
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Hesperus Non-Fiction
Taking family, friends, and servants as her subjects, Virginia Woolf here presents a series of impressions of the people around her. As she describes their lives in this little known collection of sketches—including an in-depth piece on her nephew Julian Bell and works on Bloomsbury figures Lady Ottoline Morrell and Lady Strachey—she also reveals much about her own attitudes—to her writing, the war, and education. The result is a fascinating and revealing work that will significantly expand on what is currently available of her biographical writings. Acclaimed for her innovative style, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is one of the most important figures of the Modernist movement.
The Bloomsbury Group has been , virtually since the earliest meetings of their
Memoir Club , their Thursday evening " At Homes , " and their parties at Ottoline
Morrell ' s , the subject of active gossip , admiration , scorn , envy , study , and ...
Author: Sarah Funke
Publisher: Grolier, Incorporated
This book was created to accompany the Grolier Club exhibition held from September 16 to November 22, 2008. The books, images, letters, and manuscript material in this exhibition narrate the life and work of Virginia Woolf. They showcase the relationships with her parents, siblings, suitors, friends, lovers, and her husband Leonard Woolf. As many of these individuals significantly affected her life, their relationships were often reflected in her publications. Many of the individuals who played a role in Woolf's life include Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, Saxon Sydney-Turner, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, T.S. Eliot, Dora Carrington, and Leslie and Julia Stephen. Among this group of individuals, hundreds of books, works, and paintings were produced. This catalogue examines materials produced by Virginia Woolf that reveal the mutual enrichment of the group, especially in her most famous works including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and A Room of One's Own. This Perpetual Fight includes 32 color and 16 black and white illustrations, and contains contributions from Deirdre Bair, Rachel Cohen, Ruth Gruber, Mark Hussey, Peter Stansky, Andrew Solomon, and Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.
On March 4th, 1920, Virginia Woolf attended the first meeting of the Memoir Club,
a group convened by Molly McCarthy. There were about a dozen of them—all old
friends and members of what we now call the Bloomsbury Group—and one of ...
Author: Judith Barrington
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A practical guide to the craft, the personal challenges, and ethical dilemmas of writing your true stories.