The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON : To a low-brow'
IT was only fair, after Mr. Priestley's talk to the high-brow last Monday, that somebody should be asked to address a. few equally plain words to his opposite member. Low-brow is, of course, a purely negative term, applied to everybody who is not a high-brow. Low-browism is by far the more popular pose-the safety-first attitude of the man who doesn't know or care anything about art, but who calls a spade a spade and thinks that not only every picture but every book should tell a story ; who is, in short, either too busy or too lazy or too sensible or too stupid to bother about becoming a high-brow. We understand that there is now a definite cult of the low-brow among tho most up-to-date high-brows; Bloomsbury condescends to join hands with Balham, Biggleswade, and Blackpool in the enjoyment of detective stories or a Laurel and Hardy film. Thus, one way or another, most of us will find it easy to identify ourselves with tunight's Unnamed Listener.'
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