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Record Number: 20902


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Texts discussed and quoted from at length in E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1930) include Samuel Johnson, Life of Savage, to which Forster refers as 'Good tempered account of a trying friend [...] S[avage]. reminds me of what I've just heard of Cyril Conolly [sic]. Lord Tyrconnel= Logan Pearsall Smith.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1930

Country:

n/a

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:

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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Life of [Richard] Savage

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1744

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20902

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

76

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 76, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20902, accessed: 25 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Cyril Connolly secretary to Logan Pearsall Smith during late 1920s; see source ed.'s note on p.284.

   
   
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