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Record Number: 19653


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am reading Carlyle as usual. What a man! ... When I read men like C., I pant along happily at their skirts, thinking myself safe and then, not even knowing I'm there, [they] cuff me with a great fist of a phrase that sends me sprawling ... Reading C. one feels that [italics] nothing [end italics] is worth writing, least of all own tiny things. No one ever had less [italics] message [end italics] than I have and that my duty in times like these is hardly to 'chirrup' on a quiet bough...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

8 Feb 1933

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:

Antonia White

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Catholic by birth

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

christened Eirene Botting



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

[Works]

Genre:

Fiction, History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19653

Source:

Print

Author:

Antonia White

Editor:

Susan Chitty

Title:

Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

I

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19653, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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