Intellectuals - Chapter 11, The Troubled Conscience of Victor Gollancz Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, The Troubled Conscience of Victor Gollancz Summary and Analysis

Victor Gollancz is described as an intellectual publicist. Like others, his works are lax concerning the truth and contain deceptions. He taught the Classics at Repton and would talk politics to the students was basically subversive propaganda. He worked at other jobs and then became a publisher at Benn Brothers. He eventually established his own publishing firm.

He rarely put things in writing preferring verbal agreements with authors, after which he would change the terms. Gollancz preferred female workers because they would work for lower wages. He distrusted men. He viewed himself as king and generous when in actuality he was selfish and self-centered. Gollancz wanted to be surrounded by women but only for what they could do for him. He had to be the focal point of attention...

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