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The Resource Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, Amy Licence

Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, Amy Licence

Label
Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
Title
Living in squares, loving in triangles
Title remainder
the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
Statement of responsibility
Amy Licence
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lives of the sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf have long been celebrated for their central roles in the development of modernism in art and literature. Inspired by European Post-Impressionism, Vanessa's experimental work places her at the vanguard of early twentieth-century art, as does her role in helping introduce many key names - Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso - to an unsuspecting public in 1910. Virginia took these artistic innovations and applied them to literature, pushing the boundaries of form, narrative and language to find a voice uniquely her own. Yet their private lives were just as experimental. Forming the core of the Bloomsbury Group, they welcomed into their London and Sussex homes a host of their talented peers and followed their hearts in the pursuit of love. Vanessa's marriage to art critic Clive Bell was shaken early on by his flirtation with her sister, but this allowed her to find happiness with fellow artist Roger Fry. It was the predominantly homosexual Duncan Grant, though, who would become her lifelong partner, as they shared and decorated their home, Charleston, making it a living showpiece for their art. Virginia's marriage to Leonard Woolf placed him more in the role of carer than husband, with the pair abstaining from sex and living under a regime designed to meet the needs of Virginia's fragile mental health. Her meeting with the aristocratic Vita Sackville-West and their lesbian affair led Virginia to write one of the masterpieces of modern literature. What led the sisters to make such choices? How did they reconcile life and art? How did it feel, in early modern Britain, to live outside the social box? The sisters lived bravely, passionately and innovatively; where did this strength and talent come from?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Licence, Amy
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Bell, Vanessa
  • Authors, English
  • Painters
Target audience
adult
Label
Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, Amy Licence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055590538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445645759
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015452766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)915331084
Label
Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, Amy Licence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055590538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445645759
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015452766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)915331084

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