John Maynard Keynes

Barnett, Vincent
Date published: 
November 2012

This historical biography shows how Keynes was more than an academic theorist. It tells the story of his colorful private life - Keynes was an active member of the Bloomsbury group, of how he entertained various ‘secret’ male lovers in his youth, married a famous Russian ballerina in 1925 and was also an astute collector of fine art and antiquarian books. Vincent Barnett emphasizes the relationship between the personal and professional examining first the central features of Keynes’s life, personal development and policy ideas over the period in question, and then the theoretical content of his major writings from the same period.