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Bloomsbury Group. Madison Finlay, Nathan Wong, Brya Vowels and Jordan Rabold. Where. Central London 1907-1930 Meetings held at dinners and Gatherings In the houses of Clive and Vanessa Bell, prominent members . What it is:.

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Bloomsbury group

Bloomsbury Group

Madison Finlay, Nathan Wong, Brya Vowels and Jordan Rabold


Where

Where

Central London 1907-1930

Meetings held at dinners and Gatherings

In the houses of Clive and Vanessa Bell, prominent members


What it is

What it is:

It was a small informal group of intellectuals and artists who lived in Bloomsbury area

There were no rules and anyone could become a member

They were often accused of being snobby, wealthy elitists with no self-control who looked down upon the poor

Seen as atheists and unpatriotic

Their common text was the Principia Ethica by G.E Moore

Heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud


Views

Views

Had a non-critical assessment of homosexuality (supported gay rights, open relationships, and women’s rights) This made them get mocked in the media.

Important influence in the growing belief that one had the right to follow one’s passions

Liberal tendencies (obvi)


Members

Members

Many were leaders of anti-war movements and feminist movements, considered very modern

Informal hodge-podge of friends, their were no rules and anyone could become a member

One of their accomplished members was E. M Forster, a writer who spoke out against aspects of British Imperialism found in his book A passage to India

Members did not achieve their fame until much later in life.

Many of them met at Cambridge University


Virginia woolf

Virginia Woolf

  • Most prominent member, considered the leader but followed closely by John Maynard Keynes a great English Economist

  • Exemplified the commitment of the group to fight against Victorian pretense and humbug

  • Made her a more successful novelist because she wrote in a more experimental way

    • The Waves 1931

    • A Room of Ones Own 1929

    • Three Guineas 1938

  • Bisexual tendencies


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