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Seeing and Being Seen

Penelope Fitzgerald: Humbert Wolfe

19 March 1998
Harlequin in Whitehall: A Life of Humbert Wolfe 
by Philip Bagguley.
Nyala, 439 pp., £24.50, May 1997, 0 9529376 0 3
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... across my tired head – lies with those blackberry eyes shut in that sulphurous cavernous face. Philip Bagguley refers to (without quoting) these words more than once, marvelling at their unkindness. Woolf passes from mild contempt to professional interest in the writer’s hidden wound, then comes a chilling dismissal. She won’t think of him ...

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