The Apostles and the Bloomsberries

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The Apostles and the Bloomsberries

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Aug 21, 2010, 10:42am

The original Bloomsbury Group was made of thirteen members , some being members of a secret society called the Apsotles. A society assoicated with Cambridge University ( mostly Trinity & Kings colleges) founded in the early part of the 19th century. Maynard Keyenes, Lytton Strachey, Roger Fry,Leonard Woolf were members

There is an oblique effect this society had on the members of the Bloomsbury Group . G.E. Moore's philosophy of Truth , the segregation of people into buckets (Saints, Angels , Phenomena ) ,With uber-egotistical , superior-ness these gentleman help mold British Society in the early 20th century . An interesting group by all means .. or maybe not?

Oct 5, 2010, 8:09am

Yes DF, you can't avoid the Apostles if you are reading about the Bloomsburies! I do want to take a crack at Moore's Principia Ethica sometime, it is on the list. I did read Leonard Woolf's Principia Politica, but didnt find it quite as engaging as Volumes 1 & 2 of After the Deluge which were excellent.

Nov 1, 2010, 1:34pm

After the Deluge is on my list, glad to hear they were excellent, I will move them up. Moores Book is painful , read it in small bits if you can. I am still on it and might never finish.

I just finished Lytton Stracheys Queen Victoria and was very suprised how well it was written , he did a good job of it . He actually researched it!