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Record 28816

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I know the work of Paul Adam very little and all I have in the house is his "Lettres de Malaisie".
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Paul Adam
Title: Lettres de Malaisie
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris: Revue Blanche 1898
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28816  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2005
  Vol: 7
  Page: 16
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Jean Aubry, dated 24 January 1920, Oswalds

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28816, accessed: 21 April 2019

Additional comments:

Although this source does not provide explicit evidence of reading, it seems unlikely that Conrad would have had this text in his library without ever reading it.

See also fn.2 p.16 of source text for circumstantial evidence that Conrad probably read this text after first meeting the Paris based journalist Warrington Dawson, who knew Adam, in 1910.

 

 

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