Bloomsbury Group

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Literary/ Cultural Context Essay


The Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers, active from early in the twentieth century until the Second World War, takes its name from the district of Bloomsbury, in central London, north-east of Piccadilly Circus, between Gower Street and High Holborn. It includes a series of “squares” (such as Bloomsbury – the oldest, laid out in 1661 – Bedford, Russell, Fitzroy and Gordon, with their terraced houses) and, apart from the Bloomsbury Group itself, it is best known for the British Museum and, just to the north of it, several educational and artistic institutions and foundations, such as the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Once the centre of the book trade, …

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Citation:
Spurr, Barry. "Bloomsbury Group". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 July 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=130, accessed 29 July 2015.]


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