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“One of the Most Penetrating Minds in England:” Gerald Heard and the British Intelligentsia of the Interwar Period

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Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was an influential figure among the intelligentsia of the 1930s, once described by E. M. Forster as “one of the most penetrating minds in England.” However, he remains an ill-defined footnote, a marginal figure whose influence and reputation, although acknowledged, remains unexamined. This dissertation examines his life and work, and considers the role which Heard, as a generaliser and public intellectual, played in the intellectual landscape of the 1930s.

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Corpus Christi College
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2012-04-17

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