Strachey, (Giles) Lytton

Strachey, (Giles) Lytton
born March 1, 1880, London, Eng.
died Jan. 21, 1932, Ham Spray House, near Hungerford, Berkshire

English biographer and critic.

After studying at Cambridge, he became a leader in the Bloomsbury group. Though a self-identified homosexual, he was engaged very briefly to Virginia Woolf. Adopting an irreverent attitude to the past, he opened a new era of biographical writing with his Eminent Victorians (1918), consisting of four sketches of Victorian idols whom he portrayed as multifaceted, flawed human beings. Fascinated by personality and motive, he treated his subjects idiosyncratically and somewhat cynically. He also published Queen Victoria (1921), Elizabeth and Essex (1928), Portraits in Miniature (1931), and critical writings, especially on French literature.

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  • Strachey, (Giles)Lytton — Stra·chey (strāʹkē), (Giles) Lytton. 1880 1932. British historian and biographer noted for his urbane, witty, and critical biographical works, including Eminent Victorians (1918). * * * …   Universalium

  • Strachey, (Giles) Lytton — (1 mar. 1880, Londres, Inglaterra–21 ene. 1932, Ham Spray House, cerca de Hungerford, Berkshire). Biógrafo y crítico inglés. Después de estudiar en Cambridge se convirtió en el líder del grupo de Bloomsbury. A pesar de ser abiertamente homosexual …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Strachey, Giles Lytton — ► (1880 1932) Ensayista y biógrafo británico. Por su obra Eminentes victorianos, se le considera el creador de la biografía novelada …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Giles Lytton Strachey — noun English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880 1932) • Syn: ↑Strachey, ↑Lytton Strachey • Instance Hypernyms: ↑biographer • Member Holonyms: ↑Bloomsbury Group …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Lytton Strachey — Infobox Writer name = Lytton Strachey caption = A study of Strachey s face and hands by Carrington birthdate = 1 March 1880 birthplace = London deathdate = 21 January 1932 deathplace = Ham, Wiltshire occupation = Author, criticGiles Lytton… …   Wikipedia

  • Lytton Strachey — noun English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880 1932) • Syn: ↑Strachey, ↑Giles Lytton Strachey • Instance Hypernyms: ↑biographer • Member Holonyms: ↑Bloomsbury Group * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strachey — noun English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880 1932) • Syn: ↑Lytton Strachey, ↑Giles Lytton Strachey • Instance Hypernyms: ↑biographer • Member Holonyms: ↑Bloomsbury Group …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lytton — /lit n/, n. 1. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer , 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth /neb weuhrt/, 1803 73. English novelist, dramatist, and politician. 2. his son, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl Lytton ( Owen Meredith ), 1831 91, English… …   Universalium

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