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Record Number: 18196


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

15 February 1922: 'I thought to myself, as Lytton was talking, Now I will remember this & write it down in my diary tomorrow [...] "Latest Racine" he had read on the posters at Waterloo; thought it referred to Masefield; then re-read Racing.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1922 and 15 Feb 1922

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Waterloo Station

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:

Lytton Strachey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon

Title:

advertisement/announcement on racing

Genre:

Sport / Leisure, Ephemera, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Poster

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

18196

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

163

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 163, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18196, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes: 'John Masefield's play, adapted and partially translated from Racine's biblical tragedy Esther, had been reviewed at length in the TLS of 9 February 1922. Strachey's long essay on Racine was about to reappear in his collection Books and Characters (1922)' (p.163 n.10).

   
   
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