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Women of Bloomsbury
Virginia, Vanessa and Carrington

ISBN 9780815359753
Published February 21, 2020 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1990, Women of Bloomsbury takes a fresh look at the lives of Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell, and Dora Carrington. Connected by more than bonds of friendship and artistic endeavour, the three women faced similar struggles. Juxtaposing their personal lives and their work, Mary Ann Caws shows us with feeling and clarity the pain women suffer in being artists and in finding – or creating – their sense of self. Relying on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as familiar texts, Caws give us a portrait of the female self in the act of creation.

Table of Contents


Cast of Characters


1. Personal Criticism: A Matter of Choice

2. These Working Women

3. Virginia

4. Together, with Virginia

5. Vanessa

6. Carrington

7. How We See, How We Are


Appendix 1: Reading Vanessa

Appendix 2: Reading Carrington

Restrained Bibliography


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