25 June 2008

Uncommon Arrangements

Most people know about the strange personal relationships which existed amongst the Bloomsbury Group, of whom it was said that they were a "a circle of friends who lived in squares and loved in triangles." But many other people in the artistic and literary circles of the period 1910-1930 were making what might politely be called 'experiments in living', or less politely, 'having your cake and halfpenny as well'. Katy Roiphe takes six examples of marriages and partnerships which were tested almost to the limit. These people were consciously overthrowing the restraints they felt Victorian and Edwardian mores were placing upon personal liberty - particularly the right to have sex with whoever one chose... Read more >>


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