Bloomsbury and France

Bloomsbury and France : Art and Friends

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This volume presents a literary and visual overview of the interchange between France and England as experienced by members of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists, including Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, Roger Fry, Lytton Strachey, and Dora Carrington during the years 1906-1939, particularly their travels and sojourns in France which shaped much of their thinking, their painting, and to some extent their writing.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 196 x 240 x 26mm | 1,138.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 211 halftones, 1 map
  • 0195117522
  • 9780195117523

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"My lifelong devotion to Bloomsbury has been to Bloomsbury in England. Here, to my delight, I find all there is to know about Bloomsbury in France. This is an original, readable, and compelling account of Bloomsbury across the channel. A book not to be missed."--Carolyn Heilbrun, Professor Emerita, Columbia University, and author of Writing a Woman's Life"This is an original and excellent idea--to link Bloomsbury to France. For although every memoir and biography of members of this famous group of friends mentions their frequent excursions to France, this is the first time that a proper emphasis has been given to their delight in French civilization and culture. For all of them, France was their second country. They were drawn to it as if by a magnet, and its influence on Bloomsbury literature and art deserved to be celebrated, as it has been in this magnificent book."--Nigel Nicolson, Editor, Letters of Virginia Woolf "My lifelong devotion to Bloomsbury has been to Bloomsbury in England. Here, to my delight, I find all there is to know about Bloomsbury in France. This is an original, readable, and compelling account of Bloomsbury across the channel. A book not to be missed."--Carolyn Heilbrun, Professor Emerita, Columbia University, and author of Writing a Woman's Life "This is an original and excellent idea--to link Bloomsbury to France. For although every memoir and biography of members of this famous group of friends mentions their frequent excursions to France, this is the first time that a proper emphasis has been given to their delight in French civilization and culture. For all of them, France was their second country. They were drawn to it as if by a magnet, and its influence on Bloomsbury literature and art deserved to be celebrated, as it has been in this magnificent book."--Nigel Nicolson, Editor, Letters of Virginia Woolf "My lifelong devotion to Bloomsbury has been to Bloomsbury in England. Here, to my delight, I find all there is to know about Bloomsbury in France. This is an original, readable, and compelling account of Bloomsbury across the channel. A book not to be missed."--Carolyn Heilbrun, Professor Emerita, Columbia University, and author of Writing a Woman's Life "This is an original and excellent idea--to link Bloomsbury to France. For although every memoir and biography of members of this famous group of friends mentions their frequent excursions to France, this is the first time that a proper emphasis has been given to their delight in French civilization and culture. For all of them, France was their second country. They were drawn to it as if by a magnet, and its influence on Bloomsbury literature and art deserved to be celebrated, as it has been in this magnificent book."--Nigel Nicolson, Editor, Letters of Virginia Woolf "My lifelong devotion to Bloomsbury has been to Bloomsbury in England. Here, to my delight, I find all there is to know about Bloomsbury in France. This is an original, readable, and compelling account of Bloomsbury across the channel. A book not to be missed."--Carolyn Heilbrun, Professor Emerita, Columbia University, and author of Writing a Woman's Life"This is an original and excellent idea--to link Bloomsbury to France. For although every memoir and biography of members of this famous group of friends mentions their frequent excursions to France, this is the first time that a proper emphasis has been given to their delight in French civilizationand culture. For all of them, France was their second country. They were drawn to it as if by a magnet, and its influence on Bloomsbury literature and art deserved to be celebrated, as it has been in this magnificent book."--Nigel Nicolson, Editor, Letters of Virginia Woolf
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About Mary Ann Caws

Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate School and is the author of Women of Bloomsbury: Virginia, Vanessa, and Carrington. She lives in New York City. Sarah Bird Wright is an independent scholar and the author of many books, including Edith Wharton A to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work. She lives in Midlothian, Virginia.
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