a residential and academic district in London, N of the Thames and Charing Cross. Artists, writers, and students living there have given it a reputation as an intellectual center.
of or relating to a group of artists and writers who flourished in the early decades of the 20th century and were associated with the Bloomsbury section of London.
of, pertaining to, following, or imitating the cultural and intellectual pursuits, interests, or opinions characteristic of this group.
Contemporary Examples

How I Survived the Worst Earthquake of My Life Denis Dutton September 7, 2010
Niall Ferguson Responds to the Blogospherse David Frum May 7, 2013
Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination Mindy Farabee December 25, 2014
House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury Jessica Ferri April 9, 2014
What I Wrote About Keynes David Frum May 5, 2013

Historical Examples

The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
The Rough Road William John Locke
A Plucky Girl L. T. Meade

a district of central London in the borough of Camden: contains the British Museum, part of the University of London, and many publishers’ offices
relating to or characteristic of the Bloomsbury Group

Women in love with buggers and buggers in love with womanizers, I don’t know what the world is coming to. [Lytton Strachey]

The place name is recorded 1291 as Blemondesberi “manor held by the Blemond family,” from Blémont in France. It was laid out for housing in 17c., fashionable from 18c.


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