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Record Number: 21119


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1941), under heading 'Wordsworth on Machinery': '"Nor shall your presence, howsoe'er it mar The loveliness of Nature, prove a bar To the Mind's gaining a prophetic sense Of future change, that point of vision, whence May be discovered what in soul you are." '[Sonnets of the Imagination XLII]' This followed by remarks: 'Right! The problem of 1941 has not been better put. And it could be so well put only by someone who had not all the facts.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Dec 1941

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

Sonnets of the Imagination XLII

Genre:

Poetry, Technology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21119

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

123

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21119, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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