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  • Strachey, (Giles) Lytton 1880-1932. British historian and biographer noted for his urbane, witty, and critical biographical works, including Eminent Victorians (1918).

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  • n. English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880-1932)


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  • Day-Dreaming "is more accurate (Dichter rarely being translated as" creative writer "), but the breadth implicit in Strachey's choice suits the scope of Freud's essay, which focuses on novels and considers the" less pretentious authors of novels, romances, and short stories "largely because they" have the widest and most eager circle of readers of both sexes "(149).

    Notes on 'Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality'

  • One of the icons whose clay feet were exposed was Gordon, characterized by Strachey as an imbalanced alcoholic.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • In the second place, Mr. Strachey is known as the most effective and the most eloquent exponent of the doctrines of Socialism, who is writing and speaking at the present day.

    What Is The Cause of War?

  • Mr. Strachey is not a man of deep historical learning, but he is a man of letters of the first order, and so there is a large public in England that "wants" whatever he has to say about history.

    History and Literature

  • Their love of ornaments is sufficiently illustrated by an extract from Strachey, which is in substance what Smith writes:

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Strachey, which is in substance what Smith writes:

    The Story of Pocahontas

  • Even at the risk of making my autobiography open to accusation that it is a kind of Strachey Anthology, I should be giving a false impression of myself and my life at Oxford if I did not say something about my poetical life at the University, for there, as in my childhood and my boyhood, poetry played a great part.

    The Adventure of Living

  • Lytton Strachey observed, "Perhaps the best test of a man's intelligence is his capacity for making a summary."

    Gretchen Rubin: What's Your Six-Word Secret To Happiness?

  • Mr. Holroyd shows all this in his two-volume life, but it is also obvious that he found his inspiration in what Strachey made of the biographical form.

    The Biographers' Biographer

  • E. O. Hoppe/Edward Gooch/Getty Images Strachey Mr. Holroyd's most lasting work will be his less monumental efforts, books that often star the biographer rather than the subject.

    The Biographers' Biographer


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