Woolf, Virginia, The Death of the Moth (London: Hogarth Press, 1947)

Of particular interest in this collection is Woolf's letter 'Middlebrow', written, but never sent to The New Statesman. Middlebrows are

'the go-between; they are the busybodies who run from one to the other with their tittle tattle and make all the mischief - the middlebrows, I repeat. But what, you may ask, is a middlebrow? And that, to tell the truth, is no easy question to answer. They are neither one thing nor the other. They are not highbrows, whose brows are high; nor lowbrows, whose brows are low.'

Instead, in a phrase that is frequently quoted as some kind of definition: "Their brows are betwixt and between".

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