19 January 2008

The Bloomsbury Group - book review

This is a collection of memoirs, commentary, and criticism - all of which relate to the Bloomsbury Group and its members - of whom it was said that they were 'a circle of friends who lived in squares and loved in triangles'. Many of the materials are available elsewhere - people's letters, diaries, and various published papers; but these are scattered sources, whereas here they are all shepherded into one single pen, with the title 'Bloomsbury' writ large at the entrance. Characters reflect on each other - Virginia Woolf on her nephew Julian Bell, Duncan Grant on Virginia Woolf, Clive Bell on Roger Fry, David Garnett on E.M.Forster, and Leonard Woolf on his lifelong friend Lytton Strachey... Read more >>


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