Beth Carole Rosenberg Special Commissioned Essay on the Bloomsbury Group The Literary Relevance Of The Bloomsbury Group

The Literary Relevance Of The Bloomsbury Group

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

To understand the relevancy of the Bloomsbury Group must be placed within their intellectual context. As already discussed, Bloomsbury had a deep connection with its Victorian predecessors. The most significant Victorian influences were Leslie Stephen and G. E. Moore. Other important Victorian influences include critic Walter Pater, philosopher Bertrand Russell, and novelist Henry James. However, the contemporary context in which Bloomsbury worked and lived also gives great insight into their goals and perceptions.

The time in which Bloomsbury created its work is known as the modernist period. Other important modernist writers include H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, E. M. Forster, D. H....

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