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Record Number: 19729


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When she [Emily Coleman] reads and loves anything she makes it part of her, underlining with a peculiar heaviness... If you borrow Emily's Wordsworth you will read not Wordsworth but Emily's Wordsworth. She will fearlessly correct and alter passages. She does not read; she flings herself upon and passionately possess a work...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 28 Sep 1936

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

[lapsed] Catholic

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

[Poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
copy belonging to Emily Coleman


Source Information:

Record ID:

19729

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:

79

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 79, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19729, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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