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Record Number: 18603


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 6 January 1935: 'We lunched with Maynard & Lydia [Keynes] [...] talked about [...] Wells -- [Maynard] had read his Au[tobiograph]y. Thought him a little squit [...] A lack of decency, said M. [...] Then he read us a long magnificently spry and juicy letter from Shaw, on a sickbed, aged 77. The whole of economics twiddled round on his finger, with the usual dives & gibes & colloquialities. The most artificial of all styles, I said, like his seeming natural speaking.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 2 Jan 1935 and 6 Jan 1935

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

John Maynard Keynes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Academic economist

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Virginia Woolf


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

letter to John Maynard Keynes, 11 December 1935

Genre:

Social Science, Economics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18603

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

4

Page:

272

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 272, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18603, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See p.272 n.5 in source for further details on text read.

   
   
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