Desmond MacCarthy

Standard Name: MacCarthy, Desmond


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
She had a romantic friendship during the years 1918 and 1919 with Desmond MacCarthy , who was less than ten years her senior and a member of the Bloomsbury group.
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton.
MacCarthy, however, then...
Family and Intimate relationships Blanche Warre Cornish
Molly , Blanche's youngest child but one, married the literary journalist and critic Desmond MacCarthy , and became a friend of Virginia Woolf .
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Leonard Woolf was a close Cambridge friend of Virginia's brother Thoby Stephen and a member of the Apostles . A Jew, with family roots in London and Amsterdam, he grew up in London, first...
Friends, Associates Enid Bagnold
Bagnold's biographer Anne Sebba writes that try as [EB ] might to belong to the artists' milieu, she could not release her other foot from the smart set.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Bagnold's friends included socialist...
Friends, Associates Dora Russell
During this period, the Russells' friends and associates included Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson , Ottoline Morrell , T. S. Eliot , W. B. Yeats , G. B. and Charlotte Shaw , Desmond MacCarthy ...
Friends, Associates Julia Strachey
Shortly after the wedding, Julia became the charge of Alys Russell , a suffrage and temperance activist who was also the aunt of Ray (Costelloe) Strachey , sister of writer Logan Pearsall Smith and Mary Berenson
Friends, Associates Isabella Ormston Ford
Besides the Ford sisters, other members of the UDC included founding member James Ramsay MacDonald , executive committee member Helena Swanwick , and Vernon Lee , who was a good friend of IOF 's sister...
Friends, Associates Mary Agnes Hamilton
One of Lee's beliefs, pronounced that evening, was: Patriotism . . . is the power to be ashamed of your country.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape.
MAH credits Lady Ottoline with holding the pacifist movement together; many meetings took...
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 Vernon Lee
Back in Italy after the end of the First World War, VL continued to read widely. She returned to Dante , Shakespeare , and Goethe . She introduced herself to newer writings on philosophy, science...
Friends, Associates Hope Mirrlees
After her return from Paris, HM was occupied with various friendships and interests. By now she could count Vivien and T. S. Eliot , Lytton Strachey , Molly and Desmond MacCarthy , Duncan Grant ,...
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
Her literary friends of a generation before her own included George Meredith , Rhoda Broughton , and Henry James . She participated in the friendship of the two last-named by being regularly at Broughton's house...
Literary responses Enid Bagnold
EB 's friend Desmond MacCarthy approached Virginia Woolf to review the book, but she refused, having taken a dislike to Bagnold and assuming that she had enmeshed poor old Desmond.
Friedman, Lenemaja. Enid Bagnold. Twayne.
As Woolf put it...
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
VW feared this would be thought a dull meticulous book. She declined to send Ethel Smyth a copy, supposing that it would be puzzling and frustrating to someone who had not known its subject. She...
Literary responses Vernon Lee
Lee's publication was panned in the Times Literary Supplement, but found strong support from Desmond MacCarthy , writing as Affable Hawk in the New Statesman, and from G. B. Shaw in the Nation...


September 1935: Life and Letters To-Day, edited by Robert...

Writing climate item

September 1935

Life and Letters To-Day, edited by Robert Herring and Bryher , produced its first quarterly issue in London.


MacCarthy, Desmond et al. “Foreword”. Thackeray’s Daughter, Euphorion Books, 1951, pp. 5-15.