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Edwardian Bloomsbury /
S.P. Rosenbaum.
imprint
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
description
xvi, 559 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0312239092
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
isbn
0312239092
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
526754
 
Bibliography: p. 514-533.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1994-06-01:
The present volume, which traces the literary history of the Bloomsbury Group during the first decade of the 20th century, is a sequel to the author's Victorian Bloomsbury (LJ 10/1/86). Rosenbaum (Emeritus Professor of English, Univ. of Toronto) has selected for analysis key works of fiction or criticism that exemplify Bloomsbury's values, aesthetics, and critical theories. The authors discussed include E.M. Forster, Desmond MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey, and Virginia and Leonard Woolf, with emphasis on the network of relationships that characterized this group of writers. A third volume, Georgian Bloomsbury, is planned. While this work of criticism requires considerable background on the part of the reader, it is essential for English literature collections.-Lesley Jorbin, Cleveland State Univ. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 1994-12:
Rosenbaum (Univ. of Toronto) has published numerous books and articles on the Bloomsbury group. Edwardian Bloomsbury is the second installment in a projected multivolume history focusing on the literary texts of the group and emphasizing the interrelationships of those texts, examined and often interpreted in minute detail. During the period covered (1903-10) only E.M. Forster, among members of the group, had yet produced a body of significant original work. Readers who have found Rosenbaum's Victorian Bloomsbury (CH, May'87) absorbing for its accounts of the education of genius may lack enthusiasm for the minutiae of Lytton Strachey's verses or of Virginia Woolf's first book reviews. Bloomsbury specialists and their apprentices, however, will welcome them, as well as the summaries of other reviews and minor writings that suggest both the members' common aesthetic and moral concerns and the individuality of their responses. Specialists will also value Rosenbaum's frequent challenges to received interpretations, both of literature and of facts. As in the earlier volume, editing is imperfect, e.g., "Bell and his friends were rather fond ... of [Arnold Bennett] whom they would meet in his gimcrack flat and then go out to eat." Informative notes. A necessary purchase for research libraries. Upper-division undergraduate and up. M. Ury; University of California, Davis
Reviews
Review Quotes
'This is the second volume of a formidable enterprise, and part of a series of publications by the same author that may entitle him to the position as the leading scholar of the Bloomsbury Group...Rosenbaum has managed to write with freshness and insight about Forster's novels, no matter how much they have been analyzed before...The next volume will deal with the effect of that exhibition upon the Group's writing and much more, I am sure, of its early literary history. The work is eagerly awaited.' - Peter Stanksy,English Literature in Transition 1880-1920
'This is the second volume of a formidable enterprise, and part of a series of publications by the same author that may entitle him to the position as the leading scholar of the Bloomsbury Group...Rosenbaum has managed to write with freshness and insight about Forster's novels, no matter how much they have been analyzed before...The next volume will deal with the effect of that exhibition upon the Group's writing and much more, I am sure, of its early literary history. The work is eagerly awaited.' - Peter Stanksy, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920
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Summaries
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Edwardian Bloomsbury is a continuation of the early literary history of the Bloomsbury Group begun with Victorian Bloomsbury, but it can also be read independently as an account of the Group's interrelated writings during the first decade of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Explanation of References and Abbreviations
Preface
Earlier Edwardian
Introduction
Independent Reviewers
E.M. Forster's Earlier Short Writings
The First Book of Bloomsbury
E.M. Forster's First Novel
Desmond MacCarthy at the Court Theatre
Lytton Strachey and the Prose of Empire
Virginia Woolf: Beginnings
and the Early Aesthetics of Bloomsbury
Later Edwardian
Introduction
E.M. Forster's Refutation of Idealism
and the New Quarterly, Clive Bell and the Athenaeum
Lytton Strachey and the Spectator
E.M. Forster: Rooms and Views
and the Proper Writing of Lives
Leonard Woolf's Ceylon Writings
Ends and Means
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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