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Record Number: 4288


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out-of-work men wanted practical help in dealing with the Board of Guardians far more than ideology. That experience plus his eclectic reading (Bergson, Nietzsche, William McDougall, Bertrand Russell, the new Testament, and Herbert Spencer as well as Marx) led him out of the [Communist] Party towards a socialism that would be brought about by individual volition...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Herbert Hodge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1901

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

taxi driver

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Friedrich Nietzsche

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4288

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Cl

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

302

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Cl (New Haven, 2001), p. 302, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4288, accessed: 28 May 2024


Additional Comments:

See Herbert Hodge, 'Draughty in Front', pp.258-60, no further ref. traceable

   
   
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