The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club
Shortly before his death, S. P. Rosenbaum began work on the history of the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on o... read full description below.
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As memoirs become increasingly popular, it is somewhat surprising that so little attention has been given to one of the most notable manifestations of memoirs in modern time: the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. Leading Bloomsbury scholar S.P. Rosenbaum collected most of the surviving memoirs by the group, including those by first members Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey, E. M. Forster, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Molly and Desmond MacCarthy and Duncan Grant. Using this original archival research, Rosenbaum had written a large part of a history of the Memoir Club before his death in May 2012. Edited by distinguished Woolf scholar James M. Haule, who provides an introduction, an afterword, and an annotated list of memoirs, The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club offers a perceptive chronicle of the Memoir Club's origins and first years, an important addition to our understanding not just of the work of the Club's participants, but also of twentieth-century autobiography and the history of Bloomsbury more generally.
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||'S P Rosenbaum sadly died before he could complete this book about an aspect of Bloomsbury that is often forgotten - the group's love of autobiography... It is nevertheless a fascinating account... of a group who were famously intertwined.' - The Independent a wonderful book and fantastic resource. - Blogging Woolf
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
S. P. Rosenbaum was Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Toronto, Canada, until his death in 2012. He was a leading scholar of Woolf and the literary history of the Bloomsbury Group, and his many publications include three volumes tracing the literary history of Old Bloomsbury from the 1880s to 1914: Victorian Bloomsbury (1987), Edwardian Bloomsbury (1995) and Georgian Bloomsbury (2003). He also collected Woolf's published and unpublished memoirs in The Platform of Time: Memoirs of Family and Friends (2008) James M. Haule is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Texas Pan American, USA. He is a distinguished scholar and author and was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf and edited its edition of The Waves. Previous publications also include Editing Virginia Woolf: Interpreting the Modernist Text (with J. H. Stape, 2002).