By Jonathan Atkin
This e-book attracts jointly for the first actual time examples of the ''aesthetic pacifism'' practiced throughout the nice battle by means of such celebrated contributors as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon, and Bertrand Russell. moreover, the e-book outlines the tales of these much less recognized who shared the approach of the Bloomsbury crew and people round them while it got here to dealing with the 1st ''total war.''
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Just as Garnett had considered and tested his options until he arrived by experience at the correct one, Grant’s response was also based initially on a need for experience, although he eventually took a more instinctive route and found, together with his companion and fellow artist Vanessa Bell, that the best way to face the war was simply to continue painting. 64 During the first weeks of war, Grant had been buoyed with an optimism that never fully left him, while at the same time appreciating the ‘horrors’ contained in the necessity for ‘altering one’s bearing’, as he commented to Strachey in the first week of September 1914 (as he was considering joining the Reserve): I feel sure that one ought to give way to depression.
Keynes never appeared before the tribunal because the Treasury exempted him above his head, firstly for a six-month period and then later, in August 1916, with no time limit attached. p65 23 03/07/02, 12:33 24 A war of individuals changed (which would have been relatively simple, given his position within the Government) all point to the clear possibility, as Robert Skidelsky has pointed out, that Keynes was thinking of resigning from the Treasury over the conduct and continuance of the war and, in particular, the issue of conscription.
97 While Grant tried to paint what he viewed as possibly his final pictures before the commencement of his land work, the Central Committee having granted himself and Garnett alternative agricultural employment, Bell travelled to Lewes and actually secured the work from a farmer, although they all still had to contend with an unfavourable report concerning suspect activities at Wissett Lodge which was sent to the War Agricultural Committee on the probable prompting of suspicious local residents.
A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War by Jonathan Atkin