Although the principal medium of Bloomsbury’s non-academic Cambridge writing was prose, as one might expect from their later careers, little of it was prose fiction. Discussion societies expected various kinds of informal essays, and after these the genres Bloomsbury usually practised were poetic and dramatic. What fiction they did write at Cambridge was mostly in the form of parody. Forster alone began an undergraduate novel. The traditional forms of Bloomsbury’s literary beginnings thus reflect their conservative academic setting, however modern the contents of these texts were.
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