Paul Levy (ed.): The Letters of Lytton Strachey
UK 2005, 698 pp., brochure, € 25.99Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Critic, intellectual, gossip and sexual libertine who towered over the early twentieth-century literature, Lytton Strachey once referred to many of the letters in the collection as »a parcel of dynamite!«. And rightly so: his profilic output is shot through with an acerbic wit and sardonic humor and offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of his secret life, including his friendship with luminaries such as Virginia Woolf, Dora Carrington and John Maynard Keynes as well as his lover, Roger Senhouse. Spanning Strachey's lifelong letter-writing carreer, Paul Levy's selection offers an insider's view of the Bloomsbury group and throws new light on its members, their relationships and their influence, which continues to resonate to this day.