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Record Number: 25650


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Had Aldous Huxley been as richly endowed with imagination as with intellectual penetration, his "Brave New World" might have been a truly creative challenge to our machine age. But, lacking the moral indignation and the humanising solicitude of Swift, he fails in his Savage to create a real sponsor for humanity. And the superficiality of his philosophy is shown in the last scene.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 19 Jan 1936

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling: in bed

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:

William Soutar

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Apr 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

poet

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aldous Huxley

Title:

Brave New World

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25650

Source:

Print

Author:

William Soutar

Editor:

Alexander Scott

Title:

Diaries of a dying man

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

n/a

Page:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25650, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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