Hunting the Highbrow

Vanessa Bell, front cover of "Hunting the Highbrow"
Bruce Peel Library

Rights Holder

Henrietta Garnett

Author

Leonard Woolf

Description

An important intervention into the "brows" debate. In it Leonard comes across as promoting aesthetic values that he sees as possibly incompatible with a larger public, though he wishes that they weren't: "the highbrow is genuinely attracted by elements in literature . . . which may conveniently be called aesthetic, and which are not primarily interesting or attractive to the great public."

Genre

Literary Criticism

Original Language

English

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