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Record Number: 25460


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After a period of refreshment A. Rawlings then read a paper on Ruskin as an art critic, in which he gratuituously attacked the literary style of Modern Painters with which the paper chiefly dealt. The style was condemned as quite unsuited to the subject by reason of its verbosity its looseness of expression & inexact terminology. This view met with strong dissent. Extracts were then read from Modern Painters showing the argument of the work which was criticised later'. [the critique is summarised]

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

6 Apr 1900

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 1 Cross St

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:

Alfred Rawlings

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1855

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of the XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Ruskin

Title:

Modern Painters

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

25460

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Alfred Rawlings

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

48

Citation:

Alfred Rawlings, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)  Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25460, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php). I assume Rawlings read out the extracts his essay was based on

   
   
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