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Record 20060

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Forrest Reid, 2 February 1913: 'I sent F[ollowing].D[arkness]. to a woman of another kind [i.e. than Alice Meynell, possibly reviewer of book in the Times Literary Supplement] and have just heard "I am still haunted by it -- it has interested me very much -- it is extraordinarily intimate and has a certain distinction and beauty that attract me [...] together with a certain brutal reality. My impressions are complex and I don't express them well. I do think it quite extraordinarily good."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Nov 1912 and 2 Feb 1913
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Forrest Reid
Title: Following Darkness
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20060  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank
  Title: Selected Letters of E. M. Forster
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 187
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster (London, 1983), 1, p. 187,, accessed: 23 August 2019

Additional comments:

See p.188 n.2 in source for eds.' speculations as to identity of TLS reviewer, and of reader, who, it is suggested, 'may have been' Forster's friend Florence Barger.



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