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Record Number: 20302


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After I left school, the Mitchell became if possible even more important. I read widely, indiscriminately: the lives of the great philosophers and scientists, history and ideas, particularly of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, logic. It was a halting progress, for at every step I had to make up for lack of background, of facts, of definitions, of words, and buried my nose in dictionaries and the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", which led of course to more and more sideways reading.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 1 Jul 1930

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

city: Glasgow
specific address: Mitchell Library Reading Room

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

worker in garment factory

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England (of Lithuanian ancestry)

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[dictionaries]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at Mitchell Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

20302

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Growing up in the Gorbals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20302, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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