‘Going Over’: The Woolfs, the Hogarth Press and Working-Class Voices

Helen Southworth

in Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748642274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651979 | DOI:
‘Going Over’: The Woolfs, the Hogarth Press and Working-Class Voices

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This chapter studies the Woolfs' engagement with working-class topics and working-class writers in both society and politics, and the fiction categories. It shows a developing Hogarth Press network during the 1930s and maps a complicated set of negotiations on the poetry and fiction side between writers. Some of these writers are John Hampson, a Birmingham Group novelist, and Huw Menai, a Welsh poet, both of whom wanted to downplay their roots in the working class. The chapter also considers the publishers who saw profit in promoting these writers.

Keywords: working class; society and politics; fiction categories; negotiations; poetry; John Hampson; Huw Menai; publishers

Chapter.  11061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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