about paul levy

about paul levy

He edited Lytton Strachey: The Really Interesting Question (London and New York, 1972); is the author of Moore: G.E.Moore and the Cambridge Apostles (London and New York, 1979); and, with Michael Holroyd, edited The Shorter Strachey (London and New York, 1980). He was awarded a Ph.D. by Harvard University – in lieu of a dissertation - for Moore, which went through five editions, and is still used as a text in colleges and universities, especially in the USA. He also wrote the chapter on “The Bloomsbury Group” in Milo Keynes, ed., Essays on John Maynard Keynes, the introduction to Eminent Victorians: The Definitive Edition (Continuum, London, 2002) and his name is well-known to Bloomsbury buffs and scholars.

Paul lives with his wife Penelope (Marcus), an art historian and former publisher, and their two 20-something daughters in a farmhouse in Oxfordshire, with a large, well-stocked kitchen garden and (currently) five cats (of which the three youngest are named Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas). He is also a long-time, but part-time, resident of Hampstead.





The Letters of Lytton Strachey was published in Britain by Viking Penguin on 31 March 2005, and in the USA by Farrar Strauss Giroux in November, 2005. The corrected Penguin paperback, with a new letter to Virginia Woolf, was published in April, 2006/ Paul Levy’s next project for Farrar Strauss Giroux is a book about what we eat, and what we don’t eat, and why. The provisional title is Why We Don’t Eat Worms. He still entertains some hope that he will one day write, “The Perfect Ring,” a travel-cum-opera book in which he will detail many of the major productions of Wagner’s Ring cycle between the November, 2004 Adelaide Ring, which he attended and wrote about in The Times, the first Brazilian Ring, which he attended in Manaus in 2005 and reported on for The Mail on Sunday, and the new Bayreuth production in 2006, which he is covering for The Wall Street Journal Europe.

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