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Record Number: 28852


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just read through the Zeromski novel you mean: "History of a Sin". I don't think it will do for translation. The international murderess episodes take but a little space after all. The whole thing is disagreeable and often incomprehensible in comment and psychology. Often it is gratuitously ferocious. You now I am not sqeamish. The other work the great historical machine is called "Ashes" (Popioly). Both of course have a certain greatness.[...] [but] both take too much for granted in the way of receptivity and tolerance.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 28 Aug 1921 and 2 Sep 1921

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds

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:

Joseph Conrad

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Dec 1857

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Master mariner and author

Religion:

originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist

Country of Origin:

Poland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Stefan Zeromski

Title:

Dzieje grzechu

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1908 presumably Warsaw, publisher unknown

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28852

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2005

Vol:

7

Page:

336

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett 2 September 1921, Oswalds

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 336, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28852, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

see fn.1 p.336 of source text.

   
   
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