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Record Number: 20832


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book for 1927: 'I love me, I love me, I'm wild about myself, I love me, I love me, my picture's on the shelf, You may not think I look so good but me thinks I'm just fine It's grand when I look in my eye and knows that I'm all mine. 'Oh I love me and I love me and my love doesn't bore Day by day in every way I love me more and more I takes me to a quiet place I puts my arms around my waist If I gets fresh I slap my face, I'm wild about myself. '[noted by Forster underneath] -- From a song book seen in a pub at Castle Acre.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1927 and 31 Dec 1927

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Castle Acre
county: Norfolk
other location: Public house

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

'I love me' (song lyric)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

20832

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20832, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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