Bloomsbury Group - love them or loath them?
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If you could put them all into a big bag and shake the bag hard out would come a good mix of genius,art,drama, history, egocentric, erotic, neurotic, atheistic, socialistic, fun loving, some times snobbish people . People Called by other people Bloomsbury, which became a wall that our friends from the squares did not build nor formed a group.
I believe alot of journalist people surrounding them coined them "a group", called them a closed group , a closed group that didn't let anyone in. Once these people finished building that "Group" wall they attacked it! Wynham Lewis , John Middleton Murray helped build the wall , So did Harold Nicolson ( who I like very much btw, read him if you haven't )
If Fry,Woolf, Bells, Grant, MCCarthy , Keynes, Strachey et al could cause this type of activity ( wall building & siege ) they certainly weren't over-rated folks.. I think they are freaking great .
I don't worship the ground they walked on, but do find all of them fascinating. Most of them had larger than life personalities, were up for hard work, travel & fun at most any time & so were rather impulsive.
IDK!~! I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike 'em!~!