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Record Number: 21812


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'That wonderful edition of Pope has appeared: and I can never thank you enough. You cannot know what a delight it is to me. It is truly wonderful for me to have all his works in this singularly beautiful edition. And apart from the joy of having it, it has come at a moment when I am about to collect, enlarge, and put together all my notes about his poetry, for this book on poetry I am working at. I am very glad, too, to have it from you. I hope you will inscribe it for me, when we meet. I have not nearly finished looking through it,even yet.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1941 and 5 Apr 1941

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Yorkshire

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:

Edith Sitwell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

7 Sep 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet

Religion:

Christian

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21812

Source:

Print

Author:

Edith Sitwell

Editor:

Richard Greene

Title:

Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

212

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edith Sitwell, Richard Greene (ed.), Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell (London, 1998), p. 212, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21812, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

This is an extract from a letter to Winifred Ellerman Bryher dated 5 April 1941.

   
   
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