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Record Number: 19700


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[included in diary entry] [italics] Keats [end italics] (Letter to Geo and Thos Keats Dec 28 1817) "negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason". this quality goes to make "a man of achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously". I do not think I have any 'creative' genius. What I have, if I have anything, is the capacity to [italics] recgnise [end italics] things.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Aug 1934

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Shaldon
county: Devon

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:

John Keats

Title:

[Letters]

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19700

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:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19700, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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