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Record Number: 18042


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

29 July: 'I'm paralysed by the task of describing a week end at Garsington. I suppose we spoke some million words between us [...] There was Gertler; Shearman & Dallas for tea; Brett, Ottoline, 3 children & Philip. The string which united everything together was Philip's attack on Murry in The Nation for his review of Sassoon [...] to prove his case Philip read Murry's article, his letter, & his letter to Murry, three times over, so I thought, emphasising his points, & lifting his finger to make us attend. And there was Sassoon's letter of gratitude too. I think Ott. was a little bored.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 26 Jul 1918 and 29 Jul 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Oxfordshire
specific address: Garsington Manor

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:

Philip Morrell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1870

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

MP

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Virginia Woolf Ottoline Morrell


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Philip Morell

Title:

Letter to John Middleton Murry regarding his review of Siegfried Sassoon, Counter-attack, and Other Poems, in The Nation 13 July 1918

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18042

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

173-174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 173-174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18042, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.174 n.34 in source for background on review article and correspondence read.

   
   
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