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Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Bloomsbury

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What were the anti-war feelings chiefly expressed outside ‘organised’ protest and not under political or religious banners – those attitudes that form the raison d'être for this study? As the Great ... More


. Lytton Strachey and La nueva biografía in Spain: Avant-garde Literature, the New Liberalism, and the Ruins of the Nineteenth Century

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

My third chapter considers one of the greatest successes of the cross-cultural dialogues I treat: the interwar wave of the New Biography, which emerged in Spain as la nueva biografía during the ... More


Nailed: Lytton Strachey’s Jesus Camp

Avery Todd

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Avery explores Lytton Strachey’s engagement with Christian ethical discourse and iconography to promote a queer ethical ideal of friendship and intimacy unfettered by moral convention. In his famous ... More


Camp Sites: Forster and the Biographies of Queer Bloomsbury

George Piggford

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Members of the Bloomsbury Group wrote biographical texts influenced by the camp style of Lytton Strachey in Eminent Victorians and Queen Victoria. The most noticeable effect of this style is the ... More


The Proper Study?

Richard Holmes

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lytton Strachey in 1918 suggested that English biography had found its true calling as the most delicate and humane of all the branches of the art of writing. Three generations later, the form has ... More


Deviant Desires and the Queering of Leonard Woolf

Elyse Blankley

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Leonard Woolf circulated among Bloomsbury’s different desires because he was himself queered by his class, religion, and caste. Focusing on Woolf’s 1914 novel TheWiseVirgins and letters between him ... More


‘[T]here were so many things I wanted to do & didn’t’: The Queer Potential of Carrington’s Life and Art

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Carrington’s life has often been viewed as tragic because of her suicide at the age of thirty-nine after Lytton Strachey’s death, and her relationship with him has been understood as of consummate ... More


Queer Elizabeth: Early/Modern Feeling in Orlando and Elizabeth and Essex

Matthew Clarke

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the Elizabethan section of Orlando (1928), Virginia Woolf observes that “everything was different” in the age of Queen Elizabeth. The “strangeness” of the early modern is a consistent theme in ... More


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


China and the Formation of the Modernist Aesthetic Ideal

David Porter

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter begins with an overview of the nineteenth-century history of the idea of China as an ‘aesthetic’ culture, or one that might be best apprehended through an aesthetic lens, in contrast to ... More


The Bitter Tears of John Henry Newman

Dominic Janes

in Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226250618
eISBN:
9780226250755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250755.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins by recounting an image of John Henry - Cardinal - Newman crying that was inserted by Lytton Strachey in the first section of his extraordinarily successfully Eminent Victorians of ... More


Cambridge

Fred Leventhal and Peter Stansky

in Leonard Woolf: Bloomsbury Socialist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198814146
eISBN:
9780191851797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814146.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Woolf went to Trinity College, Cambridge, to read Classics. There probably the more important part of his education was the close friendships he formed with Lytton Strachey and Clive Bell as well as ... More


Dorothy Brett’s Umbrellas (1917)

Frances Spalding

in Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400381
eISBN:
9781474416054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This brief article examines the painting titled Umbrellas, painted in 1917 by the Hon. Dorothy Brett. The painting depicts the world of talented individuals, composed of artists, writers and ... More


What can I say?: secrets in fiction and biography

Hermione Lee and Alan Hollinghurst

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a very full interview, edited and revised by both participants, from an exchange between Alan Hollinghurst and Hermione Lee which took place at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson ... More


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