The Apostles and the Bloomsberries

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The Apostles and the Bloomsberries

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1DeadFred
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

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/18721-virginia-woolf-the-apostles-and-the-bl...

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?

2Caroline_McElwee
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.

3DeadFred
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!