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Bloomsbury Group, The

Synopsis
The Bloomsbury Group remains of great public interest for its influence on art, literature and politics in the first half of the 20th century. Recordings of this informal association of writers, artists and intellectuals, which included Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Clive and Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant among others, are brought together for the first time on a 2CD set. The recordings also include reminiscences by some of those who were associated or related to the group. The CDs draw on long-unheard BBC broadcasts and recordings from the Charleston Trust, most of which are being published for the first time.

Track listing - Disc One:
Leonard Woolf -
The World of Books (1964); Virginia Woolf - Craftsmanship (1937); E M Forster -
Talk on Desmond MacCarthy (1952); Desmond MacCarthy - Tears(1947); Duncan Grant - Desert Island Discs(1975); 6. Leonard Woolf - Henry James and the Young Men(1959); Clive Bell - Lytton Strachey(1980); Duncan Grant - Charleston Trust interview (1969) Other speaker: Quentin Bell; Vanessa Bell - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); 0. Duncan Grant - Charleston Trust interview (1969) Other speaker: Quentin Bell; John Maynard Keynes - The Arts Council of Great Britain(1945); Duncan Grant - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970)

Disc Two:
Harold Nicolson - As I Knew Her(1954); William Plomer - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); David Garnett - David Garnett interviewed on his life and work (1978); David Cecil - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); Frances Partridge - My Century(1999); Angelica Garnett - British Library oral history interview (2003); George Rylands - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); Marjorie Strachey - Souvenir - Recollections of the Bloomsbury Group (1962); Angelica Garnett - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); Vita Sackville-West - Talk on Virginia Woolf and Orlando(1955); Quentin Bell - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); Margery Fry - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); Nigel Nicolson and Benedict Nicolson - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); Elizabeth Bowen - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); George Rylands - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970); Ralph Partridge - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); John Lehmann - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); Bertrand Russell - Portraits from Memory (1952); David Garnett - Books and Writers (1971); Gerald Brenan - Interviewed by the BBC on his book Personal Record 1920 -1972(1974); Grace Higgens - Charleston Trust interview (1969); Nellie Boxhall -
Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); Lottie Hope - Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1956); Louie Mayer - From BBC interviews made for ‘Omnibus’ programme (1970)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Arts and Humanities; Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Bloomsbury Group; literature - 20th century

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£15.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
131 minutes
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.

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