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Record Number: 3799


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read the lonely Nietzsche: but I felt a bit ashamed of my feelings for this man in the past. He is, if you like, "human, all too human." Read until late. I felt wretched simply beyond words. Life was like sawdust and sand.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1 Feb 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/anight: until late

Place:

city: Missenden
county: Bucks

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Nietzsche

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3799

Source:

Print

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

Editor:

J Middleton Murry

Title:

Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Place of Publication:

Hamburg Paris Bologna

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

diary entry 1 Feb 1915

Citation:

Katherine Mansfield, J Middleton Murry (ed.), Journal of Katherine Mansfield (Hamburg Paris Bologna, 1935), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3799, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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