Posts Tagged ‘In memoriam: S. P. Rosenbaum’

The Word Bookstore, an independent secondhand bookstore in Montreal, has acquired the collection of the late S. P. Rosenbaum, according to a message from Emily Kopley to the VWoolf Listserv.

English: The Word Bookstore at 469 Milton Stre...

English: The Word Bookstore at 469 Milton Street in Montreal, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rosenbaum, who in Woolf circles was best known for his work on the literary history of the Bloomsbury Group, died in Nova Scotia at the age of 83 last year.

Kopley said the material acquired by the Word Bookstore includes many first editions, association copies and early Woolf scholarship.

Word Bookstore owner Adrian King-Edwards can be contacted by phone at 514-845-5640 and by email at wordbook@securenet.net.

The shop invites booklovers to visit its Facebook page for updates on new arrivals.

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News of the May passing of British Columbia-born academic and writer S. P. Rosenbaum was shared at the Woolf conference in Saskatoon, and Melba Cuddy-Keane offered a moving remembrance of him, according to Vara Neverow. Mr. Rosenbaum died at the age of 83 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

His credentials are many, but in Woolf circles Mr. Rosenbaum is best known for his work on the literary history of the Bloomsbury Group. Among these works are:

  • Editing The Bloomsbury Group: A Collection of Memoirs, Commentary and Criticism (1975, revised and updated in 1995)
  • Three volumes tracing the literary history of Old Bloomsbury from the 1880s to 1914: Victorian Bloomsbury (1994), Edwardian Bloomsbury (1994) and Georgian Bloomsbury (2003)
  • Aspects of Bloomsbury (1998)
  • The discovery and editing of the manuscript of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1992)
  • Collecting Woolf’s published and unpublished memoirs in The Platform of Time: Memoirs of Family and Friends (expanded edition, 2008)

Mr. Rosenbaum’s papers are housed at the E.J. Pratt Library.

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