Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 5517

Reading Experience:

'I am reading lots (Benvenuto Cellini?s autobiography) ? playing lots of music - & it makes life much easier.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Sep 1939 and 29 Sep 1939
Country: North America
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Long Island Home, Amityville, New York, USA
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:Benjamin Britten
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1913
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: North America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Benvenuto Cellini
Title: Autobiography
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5517  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: 2 (1939-45)
  Page: 702
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editors Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 210, Postmarked 29 September 1939 From letter to Wulff Scherchen

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 702,, accessed: 09 December 2019

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)