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Record 25677

Reading Experience:

'If one may judge from the young men and women in their twenties who call here - one must accept that exceptionally few of them have any interest in serious or solid reading; indeed, many seem to read hardly anything at all. Last night, for example, M- admitted that she had never read a book through; and her boyfriend claimed that once as a test of will-power he had forced himself to read through three books by Conrad. It would certainly appear that the interwar years had produced a generation restless, and recreated by light amusements.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 15 Mar 1943
Country: Scotland
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:

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


Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Conrad
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25677  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Soutar
  Editor: Alexander Scott
  Title: Diaries of a dying man
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 173
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 173,, accessed: 19 November 2019

Additional comments:



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