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Record Number: 11858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'January 18. No letters: strike still on. A fine day. But what is that to me? I am an invalid. I spend my life in bed. Read Shakespeare in the morning. I feel I cannot bear this silence to-day. I am haunted by thoughts.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

18 Jan 1920

Country:

France

Time

morning

Place:

city: Mentone

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:

Katherine Mansfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1888

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11858

Source:

Print

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

Editor:

J. Middleton Murry

Title:

Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Place of Publication:

Hamburg, Paris, Bologna

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

n/a

Page:

160

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 18 January 1920

Citation:

Katherine Mansfield, J. Middleton Murry (ed.), Journal of Katherine Mansfield (Hamburg, Paris, Bologna, 1935), p. 160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11858, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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