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Record Number: 19051


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wednesday 15 January 1941: 'Joyce is dead -- Joyce about a fortnight younger than I am. I remember Miss Weaver, in wool gloves, bringing Ulysses in type script to our tea table at Hogarth House [...] Would we devote our lives to printing it [at Hogarth Press]? [...] the pages reeled with indecency. I put it in the drawer of the inlaid cabinet. One day Katherine Mansfield came, & I had it out. She began to read, ridiculing: then suddenly said, But theres something in this: a scene that should figure I suppose in the history of literature.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Apr 1918 and 1 Feb 1922

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Joyce

Title:

Ulysses

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Typescript

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

19051

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

5

Page:

353

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 353, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19051, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See p.353 n.8 in source for further background details, including dating of Harriet Weaver's visit to Woolf. Ulysses published in Paris by Shakespeare & Co. in February 1922.

   
   
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