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LYTTON STRACHEY, THE NEW BIOGRAPHY, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE "CARRINGTON" STARRING EMMA THOMPSON AND JONATHAN PRYCE

Holroyd, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0701160861 / ISBN 13: 9780701160869
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994
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Title: LYTTON STRACHEY, THE NEW BIOGRAPHY, NOW A ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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"A triumphant success. . . . His prose is confident, clear . . . occasionally perfect." ―Dennis Potter, The Times (London)

"It is impossible to suppose that this ‘Life' will ever be superseded .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 30 b/w and 4 color photographs

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When Michael Holroyd's life of Strachey appeared in 1967, it changed the course of modern biography, setting a new standard for the recounting of literary lives and launching the enduring Bloomsbury revival. In the 1960s, however, many of Strachey's friends and lovers were still alive; much could not be said, and access to letters and resources was restricted. Since then, almost all his circle has died, and homosexuality in England has been decriminalized. In telling Strachey's life anew, Holroyd has drawn on a wealth of previously unavailable material, bring fresh candor and accuracy to his account of Strachey's friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, Ralph and Frances Patridge, and his companion Dora Carrington, among others. In many of Bloomsbury's three-cornered relationships, Holroyd could lay claim to only two sides of the triangle. Now he has all three with which to recount the story of this extraordinary man and his complex world. At the center of the drama is the long-lasting relationship between Strachey and Carrington and their "Triangular Trinity of Happiness" with Ralph Partridge. In equally elegant and humorous prose, Holroyd shows the parts that many men and women played in this comedy of manners as it developed into a tragedy.

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