chapter  5
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Case-histories versus the ‘Undeliberate Dream’: Men and Women Writing the Self in the 1930s

Although Virginia Woolf’s recognition of the dominance of the autobiographical mode among writers of the 1930s is astute-and even prophetic, given the volume of post-war

A child may ask when our strange epoch passes, During a history lesson, ‘Please sir, what’s An intellectual of the middle classes? Is he a maker of ceramic pots, Or does he choose his king by drawing lots?’