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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books$
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Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954569

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.001.0001

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Taste and the Tasteful: Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, and the Culture of Queer Elitism

Taste and the Tasteful: Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, and the Culture of Queer Elitism

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(p.276) Taste and the Tasteful: Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, and the Culture of Queer Elitism
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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books
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Aaron J. Stone

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0034

This chapter considers Woolf's belief that 'high art' should deal only indirectly with sex (let alone queer sex), and how this helped shape a culture of queer elitism among modernists. Stone uses Woolf's less than enthusiastic involvement in Hall's obscenity trial to argue that she considered such reformist literature as decidedly middlebrow.

Keywords:   Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Queer, Elitism, High art, Highbrow literature

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