What is Strachey's concept of biography as seen in the light of his preface to Eminent Victorians?

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Strachey propounded a theory of biography that was founded on the separateness of humanity. For Strachey, humanity is separate from lower order creatures and is equally separate from the institutions that they create.

biography, he held, must be the humanistic respect for men--men in their separateness as distinct ... (Sanders)


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