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Record Number: 3781


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then I woke up, switched on the light, & began to read Venus & Adonis. It's pretty stuff - rather like the Death of Procris'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1915 and 11 Dec 1915

Country:

France

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Bandol
county: Provence
specific address: Hotel Beau Rivage

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:

Katherine Mansfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1888

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Venus and Adonis

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3781

Source:

Print

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

Editor:

Vincent O'Sullivan

Title:

Katherine Mansfield: Selected Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

39

Additional Comments:

Letter from Katherine Mansfield to J.M. Murry, 11 Dec, 1915

Citation:

Katherine Mansfield, Vincent O'Sullivan (ed.), Katherine Mansfield: Selected Letters (Oxford, 1990), p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3781, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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