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Record Number: 21067


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1937-38) include extracts on the art and literature of different historical periods from Les Grands Textes deu Marxism, sur litterature et l'Art, anthology edited by Jean Freville; topics and authors covered include the Renaissance; comedy; poetry; Goethe; Shakespeare; Carlyle, and Disraeli. Following transcriptions, Forster notes: 'I read this anthology to find material for the Ivory Tower.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1937 and 31 Dec 1938

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:

Jean Freville, trans. and ed.

Title:

Sur la Litterature et l'Art: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Genre:

Fiction, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Social Science, Politics, Arts / architecture, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Paris, 1936; part of series 'Les Grand Textes du Marxism'

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21067

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

108-109

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 108-109, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21067, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Forster's essay 'The Ivory Tower' published in The London Mercury (Christmas number, 1938) pp.119-30.

   
   
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