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Record 8909

Reading Experience:

'Barclay Hudson, an American living near by, lent him a new novel to read. It was published in Paris by the Obelisk Press, a publisher specializing mainly in pornography in English for visiting tourists, and in books banned elsewhere. The novel Hudson lent him was the recently published "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller. The impact was immediate, and he read it straight through twice..."There isn't a good word to express its excellence", he wrote. "Of course, like all works of genius it's strong fruit and you'd have to be careful about getting it into England".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jul 1935 and 30 Sep 1935
Country: Greece
Time: n/a
Place: county: Corfu
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:Lawrence Durrell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1912
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Britain / India (Parents English and Irish but Indian born)
Country of experience: Greece
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Miller
Title: Tropic of Cancer
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published by Obelisk Press, Paris
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Barclay Hudson


Source Information:

Record ID: 8909  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gordon Bowker
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 65
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gordon Bowker, Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell (London, 1996), p. 65,, accessed: 06 December 2019

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