Bloomsbury Group

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an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles

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The Bloomsbury set was an informal group of free thinkers that included the likes of Virginia Woolf, E.
It can be, as the Bloomsbury set showed, complicated and intensely private.
In 1932 Harold Nicolson is forbidden by Reith to praise Ulysses or Lady Chatterley's Lover, and as the decade lengthens and political realities grow stark again, the fun and funky Bloomsbury set cede the airwaves, and the stage of Radio Modernism, to H.
She offers polite interest as he drones on about Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Set.
Unlike the Bloomsbury set, they despised foreign travel.
In a sense, the Bloomsbury set - which took its name from the London district where the principals lived and worked - was ahead of its time socially as well as artistically, Nygren said.
Now say in this mood of mild disenchantment, Kirstein had gone to his friend and taste-mentor Virgil Thomson, who was a great friend of Ashton, who in turn was a fringe member of London's Bloomsbury Set, which Kirstein much admired.
Forty years earlier the influential Bloomsbury Set had challenged traditional sexual morality in their often witty writings and their lifestyle.
But against that our crusty old pie of a town could pitch Megs Jenkins, Dixie Dean, Lily Savage and our own Wilfred Owen, who did flirt briefly on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Set, before becoming Britain's greatest war poet.
It chronicles the lives and lustful romps of the influential Bloomsbury Set - a collective of artists, writers and intellectuals, who held court in central London in the early 20th century and shaped public opinion and the attitudes of the era.
From BBC2's Life |in Squares about the Bloomsbury Set (above) are Phoebe Fox as Vanessa Bell, James Norton as Duncan Grant and Lydia Leonard as Virginia Woolf.
The famous Victorian portrait photographer - perhaps the UK's first ever celebrity snapper - lived at Dimbola Lodge from 1860-1875, where she photographed the cream of Victorian Society, including Tennyson himself, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Charles Darwin, and members of Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury set.
Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury set the scene for a strong set of full-year results in its last trading statement in January, when it delivered the news that profits were set to beat expectations.
The papers touch on the 'Keynesian revolution' in economics, Keynes and the birth of modern macroeconomics, Keynes and the Marshall Fund, the role of theory in Keynes' writing, his influence on British economic policy, his importance in Cambridge, his extensive correspondence, his work as a philosopher, his political philosophy, his work on the place of probability in philosophy, his role as part of the Bloomsbury set, his work as a philosopher of ethics, the place he occupies between modernism and post-modernism, and his relation to what became known as 'Keynesianism'.
His father was the writer Nathaniel Benchley and his grandfather was the humorist, Robert Benchley, founder of the Algonquin Round Table, sometimes likened to London's Bloomsbury Set.