Quentin Bell

Standard Name: Bell, Quentin


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Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Virginia and Vanessa (1879-1961, the eldest of Leslie and Julia Stephen's children), were close to one another throughout their lives. In A Sketch of the Past, VW recalls that after the death of their...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Quentin Bell , VW 's younger nephew, many years later became his aunt's biographer and editor. In a preface to a general-interest booklet, he wrote that among his fairly large collection of aunts and uncles...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Quentin Bell writes that Stephen saw himself as a skinless man, so nothing was to touch him save [Julia's] soothing and healing hand.
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press.
1: 38
Julia's children felt that he wore her out with his...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Early members of what VW called Old Bloomsbury (to distinguish the original members of the group from later additions) included Virginia and Vanessa Stephen , Leonard Woolf , Clive Bell , E. M. Forster ,...
Friends, Associates Ling Shuhua
The artists came together at this time: Bell and Duncan Grant added small pieces to LS's friendship scroll, and LS painted some of Quentin Bell 's ceramics. LS briefly met Arthur Waley via Vanessa Bell
Friends, Associates Julia Strachey
Their friends included in Newcastle Quentin and Anne Olivier Bell ,
Strachey, Julia, and Frances Partridge. Julia: A Portrait of Julia Strachey. Little, Brown.
228, 230-1
while in London they entertained T. S. Eliot , Rosamond Lehmann , and Stephen Spender , among others.
Strachey, Julia, and Frances Partridge. Julia: A Portrait of Julia Strachey. Little, Brown.
208, 252
Intertextuality and Influence Virginia Woolf
Many habitual admirers of VW (often those who respected her rationally socialist and feminist views) could not stomach this book—either rejecting as whimsy the framework of three fund-raisers each soliciting a guinea, or jibbing at...
Leisure and Society E. B. C. Jones
EBCJ had many friends among the Bloomsbury group. Virginia Woolf hovered between liking and disliking, feeling she could never become intimate with Topsy but welcoming the spruce shining mind.
Woolf, Virginia. The Diary of Virginia Woolf. Editors Bell, Anne Olivier and Andrew McNeillie, Hogarth Press.
2: 156
She was close...
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
Quentin Bell reports that [a]s always, [Woolf] found publication an agitating business, and that when she received her own six copies, on 20 October, she immediately dispatched one to each of Vanessa , Clive Bell
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
Her nephew Quentin Bell felt that the recording did not accurately capture the quality of her voice.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Editors Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne Trautmann, Hogarth Press.
6: 108n2
But critic Patricia Clements wrote decades later that the voice, with wide musical range and changing...
Occupation Elizabeth Bowen
When she was dying of lung cancer in early 1972, EB took to hospital with her an entry for the Duff Cooper Award for biography, for which she was one of the judges. She voted...
politics Dorothy Bussy
DB and her daughter Janie were active anti-Fascists during World War II, though their specific activities and affiliations are unclear. In November 1944 Vanessa Bell wrote to Molly MacCarthy about some of the Bussys' work...
Reception Virginia Woolf
The first study of VW was that of Winifred Holtby in October 1932. Those future writers who did work on VW during their student days have included Mary Lavin and Michèle Barrett . In 1992...
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
For six years from 1923, during the lifetime of Quentin and Julian Bell 's handwritten The Charleston Bulletin (on the model of their mother and aunt's Hyde Park Gate News), VW contributed Christmas supplements...
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
This series of publications, begun with Between the Acts, represented Leonard's careful, deliberate campaign to keep Virginia Woolf in the public's eye. He arranged to spread publication over a number of years, to put...


February 1936: The awesome trio of political theorist Harold...

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February 1936

The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .


Bell, Quentin, and Margaret Evans. “Preface”. Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press in Richmond, Richmond Local History Society, 1991, pp. 3-4.
Bell, Quentin, and Virginia Woolf. The Charleston Bulletin Supplements. Editor Olk, Claudia, British Library, 2013.
Bell, Quentin. Victorian Artists. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967.
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press, 1972.