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Record 29312

Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A Meeting held at Broomfield June 6 1929

Geo H Burrow in the chair

Min 1. Minutes of last time read and approved


[...]

5 The Subject of the evening Modern American Literature was then taken F. E. Pollard introducing us to a number of Authors in a short general Survey. Geo Burrows then read us several short examples in Verse[.]

Rosamund Wallis read two passages from "the Bridge of St Louis Rey" by Thornton Wilder[.]

Thos C. Elliott read an essay on "War" by George Santiana[.]

Chas E Stansfield read a poem "Renaissance by E. St Vincent Millay[.]

R. H. Robson gave us two readings from Sinclair Lewis’s Babbit'

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 6 Jun 1929
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Broomfield
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas C. Elliott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Schoolmaster
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Santayana
Title: [An essay on war]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29312  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 191

Citation: Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 191, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29312, accessed: 26 August 2019

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

 

 

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