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Record Number: 25128


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Katherine Mansfield is a cunt, but I share a hell of a lot of common characteristics with her. I should like to read her letters again. The trouble with her seems to be that she luxuriated in emotion far too much. Admittedly the head is an evil thing & I'm a tied-up bugger, but anyone who can spew out their dearest and closest thoughts, hopes, and loves to J. M. Murry must be a bit of an anus.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Aug 1922 and 23 Jun 1941

Country:

England

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:

Philip Larkin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Aug 1922

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student, Librarian, Poet

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:

Katherine Mansfield

Title:

Letters and diary

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, letters

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25128

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Larkin

Editor:

Anthony Thwaite

Title:

Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Larkin, Anthony Thwaite (ed.), Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985 (London, 1992), p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25128, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This letter is to J.B Sutton, dated 23 June 1941. Thwaite's footnote says: 'The writer Katherine Mansfield married John Middleton Murray, critic and editor, in 1918.'

   
   
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