The Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Edited by Victoria Rosner
Cambridge University Press, 4/30/2014
EAN 9781107018242, ISBN10: 1107018242

Hardcover, 230 pages, 23.5 x 15.8 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

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 with fresh perspectives on the achievements of this remarkable circle of friends.

Chronology Molly Pulda
1. Introduction Victoria Rosner
Part I. Origins
2. Victorian Bloomsbury Katy Mullin
3. Cambridge Bloomsbury Ann Banfield
Part II. Everyday Life
4. Domestic Bloomsbury Morag Shiach
5. Bloomsbury as queer subculture Christopher Reed
Part III. Politics
6. War, peace, and internationalism Christine Froula
7. Bloomsbury and empire Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Part IV. Arts
8. Pens and paintbrushes Mary Ann Caws
9. Bloomsbury and the book arts Helen Southworth
10. Bloomsbury aesthetics Laura Marcus
Part V. Reflections of Bloomsbury
11. The Bloomsbury narcissus Vesna Goldsworthy
12. Intellectual crossings and reception Brenda R. Silver
13. Bloomsbury's afterlife Regina Marler
Further reading.