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Record Number: 12481


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'15th September 1928. Reading Zola today (Une Page D?Amour). A book surprisingly different from, and somehow weaker than ?La Terre?, but also one of the Rougon Macquard series. It seems to be only a sort of sketched-in incident, a bit of relief to the greater volumes. A great book, none the less, and a little less strained in the stressing of the hastily obvious. Zola is too inclined to describe to his readers certain habits of mankind, which they know quite as well as he. He does not seem to understand that it is just this fact that causes the less ?realist? author to leave them out.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

15 Sep 1928

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

Gerald Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Jun 1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company

Religion:

none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Emile Zola

Title:

Une Page d'Amour

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12481

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1928

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1928

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1928 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1928, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12481, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.

   
   
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