Lytton Strachey (Strachey Lytton)( English biographer, literary critic, essayist, known for his ironic interpretation of biographical characters.)
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Giles Lytton Strachey was born on March 1, 1880 in London, in the family plays an important role in the political and cultural history of Britain since the Spanish Armada (16.). He studied at private schools and at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he became friends with JM Keynes, Kl.Bellom, L. Wolfe, later formed part of a so-called. group Blumbsberi.
His first essay Two Frenchmen (Two Frenchmen) appeared in the new 'Independent rivyu' ( 'Independent Review') in 1903. During the next fifteen years, Strachey wrote many biographical and critical essays and other magazines - 'Spectator' ( 'Spectator'), . 'New Quarterly' ( 'New Quarterly'), . 'New Statesman' ( 'New Statesman') and 'Edinburgh rivyu' ( 'Edinburgh Review'),
In 1912 published his first book, Landmarks of French Literature (Landmarks in French Literature). Collection of biographies of Eminent Victorians (Eminent Victorians, 1918) Strachey freed from years of financial worries, and made his name known. The book includes brief biographical study of Florence Nightingale, T. Arnold, Cardinal Manning, and General Charles Gordon. It is distinguished by a brilliant style, and perhaps most successful in the English literature of the use of humor in the autobiography of historical personages. In the following who had a hugely successful book, Strachey Queen Victoria (Queen Victoria, 1921) humor slightly muted. His third biographical work, Elizabeth and Essex (Elizabeth and Essex, 1928), was adopted by the public is cooler than the first two.
The last years of life Strachey was busy publishing complete Memoirs Greville (Greville Memoirs), published in 1938. Strachey died of cancer at his country house, Ham Spray House, near Marlborough (Wiltshire), 21 January 1932.