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Gorer, Geoffrey

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1905-1985) UK anthropologist and author whose speculative studies in the cultural anthropology of the Western world – much influenced by his lifelong friend Margaret Mead (1901-1978) – were famous during his lifetime, and whose Nobody Talks Politics: A Satire With an Appendix on our Political Intelligentsia (1936) is a Satire on UK Politics of the 1930s as seen through the eyes of a young man woken from a ten-year trance (see Sleeper Awakes). Its Epilogue is set in the Near Future. [JC]

Geoffrey Edgar Solomon Gorer

born London: 26 March 1905

died Sussex: 24 May 1985



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