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Record Number: 28900


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am sorry I put in an, apparently, unlucky form what I had to say about the two pieces of prose you sent me.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 7 Jul 1923 and 8 Aug 1923

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:

Liam O'Flaherty

Title:

The Cow's Death

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

New Statesman, 30 June 1923

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

28900

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

8

Page:

151

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett 8 August 1923, Oswalds

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924 (Cambridge, 2008), 8, p. 151, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28900, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

See fn.5, p.151 of source text. The identity of the second 'piece of prose' is unknown.

   
   
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