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'Dora Carrington and the Bloomsbury Circle'

Anne Chisholm LONDON

Fri, February 1, 2013 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Our understanding of the group of friends and lovers known as Bloomsbury has developed from decade to decade, especially from the 1960s. Dora Carrington has emerged from the shadow of Lytton Strachey as an artist of underrated talent  and a woman of compelling originality. The 1995 film ‘Carrington’ fixed a certain image of her in the public mind.  It needs to be changed and expanded on the basis of her unpublished letters and extracts from the film itself.

Anne Chisholm is the biographer and critic who chairs the Royal Society of Literature in London. Her books include biographies of Nancy Cunard (1979),Lord Beaverbrook (with Michael Davie, 1992),  Rumer Godden (1998), and Frances Partridge (2009). She reviews widely and has been a judge for the Booker and the Duff Cooper prizes.  She is currently working on a new edition of the letters of Dora Carrington, painter and companion of Lytton Strachey.


Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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