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Bloomsbury, London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (760 words)
Bloomsbury is an area of central London, in the London Borough of Camden, named after a Norman landowner William de Blemund (Blemondisben) who acquired the land in 1201.
Bloomsbury is also the location of University College Hospital, which re-opened in 2005 in new buildings on Euston Road, built under the government’s public private partnership (PPP).
The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group (also Bloomsbury Set) of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s, and to the lesser known Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs formed in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford.
Bloomsbury by Richard Kaye (1585 words)
The novelist E. FORSTER called Bloomsbury the "only genuine movement in English civilization." Its name was taken from the London neighborhood encompassing Gordon and Fitzroy Squares, where the sisters Virginia and Vanessa Stephen established residence after the death of their father, Leslie, in 1904.
It's the full, aquiline type, with frank grey-blue eyes and incomparably lascivious lips." His brief account of Bloomsbury life, reminiscent of Virginia Woolf's free-associative fiction, captured Bloomsbury's quality of pastoral homoeroticism: "Perhaps it was because of the easy goingness of the place and the quantities of food, or was it because...
Despite the close attention devoted to homosexual affairs by Bloomsbury and its inspired attacks on middle-class morality, its followers contributed few theoretical or creative insights to questions concerning same-sex eros, though Forster, who claimed he was not an authentic member of the Bloomsbury set, could write powerfully on homosexual themes.
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