John St Loe Strachey

Standard Name: Strachey, John St Loe,, 1901 - 1963
Used Form: Evelyn John St Loe Strachey


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Family and Intimate relationships Amabel Williams-Ellis
Amabel's elder brother, Tom, died of pneumonia when she was twelve. Her younger brother, (Evelyn) John St Loe Strachey , born in 1901, became a well-known public figure. During his political career he served as...
Family and Intimate relationships Marghanita Laski
The political theorist Harold Laski was ML 's uncle. Laski, a professor at the London School of Economics, was the best-known socialist intellectual of his era. His books on the Second World War, the...
politics Amabel Williams-Ellis
When Victor Gollancz , John Strachey , and Harold Laski founded the Left Book Club (for the distribution and discussion of radical texts on socialism, fascism, and war) AWE was an early member.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Laity, Paul, editor. Left Book Club Anthology. Victor Gollancz.
politics Amabel Williams-Ellis
AWE and her brother John Strachey , future politician and author, joined the Independent Labour Party (which was founded by Keir Hardie in 1893, gave birth to the Labour Party , and disaffiliated from it...
politics Amabel Williams-Ellis
AWE accompanied her brother John Strachey to Russia on invitation from a Russian miners' trade union, to study the coal-mining industry there.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Textual Production Amabel Williams-Ellis
Textual Production Tillie Olsen
Her biographer, Panthea Reid , calls TOzanier than most literary geniuses: She was undisciplined, high strung, full of excuses, and passionate.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press.
She was at least intermittently serious about her literary aims: in early...


21-25 June 1935: The First International Congress of Writers...

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21-25 June 1935

The First International Congress of Writers for the Defence of Culture (an anti-fascist event urging the responsibility of writers to their society) was held in Paris.

February 1936: The awesome trio of political theorist Harold...

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February 1936

The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .

April 1946 : A fact-finding mission for Clement Attlee's...

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April 1946

A fact-finding mission for Clement Attlee 's Labour government visited Tanganyika (now Tanzania) to investigate the feasibility of a large-scale scheme for cultivating groundnuts (peanuts).
Wood, Alan. The Groundnut Affair. Bodley Head.


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