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Record Number: 29105


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When I reached home someone had dropped a letter in the box telling me to come over on Sunday between eleven and twelve because she would be at home then. I went, we went for lunch, went to the Student Movement House and read magazines and talked about them between for and eight, and then six of us met in her room and read Pirandello's Six characters in search of an author ... That is the sort of thing that is happening day after day. That is, of course, if you want it. If you want to go dancing you can ... But if you want to live the intellectual life Bloomsbury is the place.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1932 and 22 Jun 1932

Country:

United Kingdom

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Jan 1901

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Trinidad

Country of Experience:

United Kingdom

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

Performed as a reading with an impromptu group of six, in a flat in Bloomsbury, London.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Luigi Pirandello

Title:

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29105

Source:

Print

Author:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Editor:

Nicholas Laughlin

Title:

Letters from London

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51-52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Cyril Lionel Robert James, Nicholas Laughlin (ed.), Letters from London (Oxford, 2003), p. 51-52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29105, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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