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Lytton Strachey: The New Biography By Michael Holroyd,

  • Title: Lytton Strachey: The New Biography
  • Author: Michael Holroyd
  • ISBN: 9780393327199
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is impossible to suppose that this Life will ever be superseded the best literary biography to appear for many years John Rothenstein, New York Times Written with vivacity and scrupulousness Michael Holroyd has a great novelist s sense of the obstinate mystery of the human person George Steiner, The New Yorker
    Lytton Strachey The New Biography It is impossible to suppose that this Life will ever be superseded the best literary biography to appear for many years John Rothenstein New York Times Written with vivacity and scrupulousness Michae

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    1. I just got this Years ago I read the original which was published in 1971 It was hugely controversial because it revealed what a polymorphously perverse bunch the Bloomsburies were I was completely smitten by Carrington who was surely a flower child thirty years too early Anyhow, time passed and it became acceptable to reveal details of people s sexuality, and what with Lytton being gay and all, Holroyd dug up so much extra info that he got to the point where he knew he should rewrite his monst [...]

    2. One of the greatest biographies ever written.And one which only gets better and richer upon rereading.Strachey should be of an icon than he is He was one of the greatest prose stylists who ever livedd importantly for the world at large, a proud gay man and conscientious objector when the former was a crime and the latter might as well have been.The quality that Holroyd brings out most in this book is one which I find all too rarely in biographiesa need for friendship He documents the shifting [...]

    3. This was an extremely well written, well organized, enjoyable biography It s very complete, and I can not imagine it ever being superseded It was certainly not written in the style of a Strachey biography The endnotes are entertaining and necessary to the text This edition includes Holroyd s commentary on the process of preparing the biography and working with the people who knew Lytton Strachey I envy him his access to these remarkable people, including Frances Partridge, James Strachey, and Du [...]

    4. Most of you have probably seen the movie Carrington and I agree it was grand However, that should not keep you from reading this biograpy of Lytton Strachey by Michael Holroyd from which the screen play was written The book gives a much elaborate potrait of Mr Strachey and the Bloomsbury group You will enjoy every nuance and be sorry when you come to the last page.

    5. This is a famous biography and of course worth reading but, unless you are a Bloomsbury obsessive, it is two or three times longer than it needs to be Long stretches of my Kindle version had an odd flaw in which the word the was replaced by die I mean hundreds of times.

    6. I wish I could have read the 1967 version of this book in tandem with this New biography Apparently the first biography was so negative about Ottoline that it skewed the interpretation of Lytton and undermined the truthfulness of his life.

    7. This must be one of the best biographies I have read The book appeals because of the subject and my interest in Bloomsbury but Holroyd has written a book that reads as easily as a novel A masterpiece.

    8. Added 1 15 12.I did not read this book but I watched the film via streaming from Netflix adapted from the book, Lytton Strachey The New Biography by Michael Holroyd.The movie was Carrington 1995 and starred Emma Thompson Jonathan Pryce title tt0112637 The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside Although platonic due to Strachey s homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complica [...]

    9. My, I couldn t wait for this book to end It was like being stuck on a train with a bunch of amorous college students for weeks Love triangles weren t enough quadrangles and other angles multiplied A loved B B loved C C loved A Sometimes C loved A and B And on and on I totally lost touch with Strachey and his writing in the book.Everyone else who reviewed the book seemed to love it Alas.

    10. Although I could not find the 1st volume in the library and I do not know the reason but I enjoyed so much the 2nd volume ,and I do not know what should I read after such a book, Lytton quote The phoenix will re rise ,eventually One must never confuse a people with its politicians.I love the English for all the qualities they have in common with Falstaff,not for the qualities they have in common with Cromwell

    11. This book by Holroyd 2 volumes is information about Strachey than any one person could ever use, but it s well written and appealing It was the basis for the film Carrington, I think Modernists, modernists, modernists It s like E Entertainment Television in book form, for modernist lovers.

    12. If you want to live where lives are lived read this book It comes with the highest credentials and is utterly captivating, enthralling I do congratulate the author, if that is not an impertinence.

    13. Read it following Saturday Review feature when the book first came out My intro to Strachey and Bloomsbury.

    14. there is nothing new under the sun that has not occured before,it started my fascination with all things Victorian Bloomsbury,the Pre raphealites,Oscar Wilde,Thackeray,Dickens,William Morris,London

    15. Ok, I only read around 350 pages it s probably 600 pages and then it was due at the library I ll come back to it one of these days.

    16. A wonderful book, full of moving and insightful moments in the life of the guy who pretty much invented the idea of biography as art Tons of names to keep track of, but it s a joyous burden.

    17. We find out a lot about all the artists that were considered part of the Bloomsbury group, in England during the 1910s and 1920s.

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