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Lytton Strachey (1880–1932)

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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), among the most famous writers of his time, was a member of the Bloomsbury group and the author of a number of biographies
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Tekijän teokset

Eminent Victorians (1918) 1,787 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
Kuningatar Viktoria (1921) 946 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History (1928) 550 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Letters of Lytton Strachey (2005) 123 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Books and characters, French & English (1922) 84 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Lytton Strachey By Himself: a Self-Portrait (1971) 60 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Shorter Strachey (1980) 56 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Landmarks in French Literature (1912) 56 kappaletta
Biographical Essays (1948) 55 kappaletta
Literary Essays (1949) 54 kappaletta
Ermyntrude and Esmeralda (1969) 47 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The really interesting question, and other papers (1972) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Five Victorians (1942) 25 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Characters and Commentaries (1933) 15 kappaletta
Spectatorial essays (1964) 12 kappaletta
600 Libros Desde Que te Conocí (2017) 9 kappaletta
Pope (1926) 8 kappaletta
The Greville Memoirs, 1821-1860 (1963) — Toimittaja — 5 kappaletta
La Douceur de vivre (1992) 3 kappaletta
Gordon en Jartum (1983) 2 kappaletta
Scènes de conversation (1991) 2 kappaletta
Arte de la biografía — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Regina Victoria 1 kappale
Kr©Łlovna Viktorie (1993) 1 kappale
Két királynő 1 kappale
Cardinal Manning (1990) 1 kappale
Voltaire 1 kappale

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Strachey, Lytton
Virallinen nimi
Strachey, Giles Lytton
Syntymäaika
1880-03-01
Kuolinaika
1932-01-21
Hautapaikka
St. Andrew's Churchyard, Chew Magna, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England, UK
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Clapham, London, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Ham, Wiltshire, England, UK
Kuolinsyy
stomach cancer
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Ham Spray, Wiltshire, England, UK
Koulutus
Trinity College, University of Cambridge (BA|1903)
University of Liverpool
North Leamington School
Ammatit
biographer
critic
essayist
historian
Suhteet
Strachey, Dorothy (sister)
Strachey, James (brother)
Carrington, Dora (partner)
Strachey, Marjorie (sister)
Strachey, Julia (niece)
Strachey, Barbara (niece) (näytä kaikki 8)
Strachey, Alix (sister-in-law)
Strachey, Ray (sister-in-law)
Organisaatiot
Bloomsbury Group
Cambridge Apostles
The Midnight Society
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Royal Society of Literature Benson Medal
Chancellor's Medal (Trinity College)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
British biographer and essayist, who was part of the leftist arts and literature Bloomsbury Group, which gained notoriety for Bohemian lifestyles. He was born on March 1, 1880 in Clapham Common South Side, London, England. He was the son of Sir Richard Strachey, an Indian civil engineer and soldier. His mother was the essayist Lady Jane Strachey. He was named after his godfather, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, the First Earl of Lytton, and Viceroy of India. In 1899 he started at Trinity College where he became a member of the Apostles, making friends with G. E. Moore, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster, Leonard Woolf, and Clive Bell, which all became members of the Bloomsbury Group. It was also during this time he began a close relationship with Keynes. Around 1915, he met Dora Carrington, a British artist, who would become extremely close to him. Eventually, the couple pledged their lives to each other to the point that in November of 1917, they began to cohabitate together. In 1921 after Carrington married Ralph Partridge, he and the couple would live together in a ménage à trois. He traveled with the newlyweds to Italy for a honeymoon. Outside of this arrangement were other published known relationships. Their nontraditional life style continued until she divorced Partridge, sometime after 1926. His posthumous letters and essays document their relationships. During his career, he wrote "Ely: An Ode," "Eminent Victorians," and "Queen Victoria" among others. He died on January 21, 1932 of stomach cancer. Although he left Carrington a monetary sum of his estate, his long-time companion, Carrington committed suicide two months later.

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Kirja-arvosteluja

Un "divertissement" commencé par Lytton Strachey en 1913 et publié après sa mort.
La couverture est un modèle du goût des années 1970.
 
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marievictoire | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 10, 2024 |
So many great biobraphies owe their lineage to Lytton Strachey's classic Eminent Victorians, the original de-bunking biography.
 
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MylesKesten | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
Strachey was a masterful prose stylist, and everything you've heard about this fascinating portrait of four representative figures of Victorian England broke new ground in biographical method. Strachey moved away from mammoth hagiographies to quick--but thorough--critical essays on his subjects, Highly recommended.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2023 |
I picked this up at a Little Free Library because I knew the author name in a vague sense and Victorians are definitely in my wheelhouse. I wasn't quite sure what to expect and I'm still not sure now I have finished it. It started with the quite long and fairly involved biography of the totally unknown to me Cardinal Manning, a British Roman Catholic, with much on the Oxford Movement. Each bio got a little shorter but they did all seem to knit together in a strange way. I learned much more about the Victorian period and people I knew little to nothing about and it gave me things to look at and learn about going forward. So, it was a good read in that way. Lytton Strachey has a fairly barbed wit but I enjoyed it.… (lisätietoja)
 
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amyem58 | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 9, 2023 |

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