Books: Eminent Oddball

LYTTON STRACHEY by Michael Holroyd. Two volumes, 1,229 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $21.95.

We are the mysterious priests of a new and amazing civilization. We are greater than our fathers; we are greater than Shelley; we are greater than the 18th century; we are greater than the Renaissance; we are greater than the Romans and the Greeks. What is hidden from us? We have mastered all We have abolished religion, we have founded ethics, we have established philosophy, we have sown our strange illumination in every province of thought, we have conquered art,...

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