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Record Number: 6950


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'her main intellectual interests were always literary, and as a novelist she was predominantly engaged in the business of reading and writing, with a keen critical interest in the works of other writers. She read avidly, modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, Roy Fuller, Auden and Cecil Day Lewis, and contemporary novelists, admiring in particular the work of Faulkner and Ford Madox Ford, Virginia Woolf, Ivy Compton Burnett, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jean Rhys and Elizabeth Bowen. Jean Rhys's bleak, beautiful novel "Voyage in the Dark", published in the same month as [Lehmann's] "Invitation to the Waltz", had much impressed Rosamond, who invited its author to tea'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Rosamond Lehmann

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

3 Feb 1901

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Faulkner

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6950

Source:

Print

Author:

Selina Hastings

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Rosamond Lehmann

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

159

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Selina Hastings, Rosamond Lehmann (London, 2002), p. 159, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6950, accessed: 25 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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