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The politics of 1930s British literature : education, class, gender

Author: Natasha Periyan
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018. ©2018
Series: Historicizing modernism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha Periyan
ISBN: 9781350019843 1350019844
OCLC Number: 1019584355
Description: xi, 278 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
W.H. Auden: pedagogy and freedom of choice in the 1930s --
Winifred Holtby, Vera Brittain and the politics of pedagogy in South Riding, Honourable estate and Testament of youth --
Writers of the old school: Graham Greene, Walter Greenwood, Stephen Spender, Antonia White and Arthur Calder-Marshall --
"Altering the structure of society": Virginia Woolf's class-critique of educational institutions in the 1930s --
"Making him our master": the Eton writers George Orwell, Cyril Connolly and Henry Green --
Coda.
Series Title: Historicizing modernism.
Responsibility: Natasha Periyan.

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