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Record Number: 8501


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

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Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 Oct 1917 and 31 Jan 1918

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Locarno
specific address: Pension Villa Rossa

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:

James Joyce

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Feb 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Catholic (lapsed)

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Otto Weinginer

Title:

?ber die letzten Dinge

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8501

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

James Joyce

Title:

[The Subject Notebook]

Location:

National Library of Ireland

Call No:

NLI MS 36,639/3

Page/Folio:

[f.15r]

Citation:

James Joyce, [The Subject Notebook] National Library of Ireland, p. NLI MS 36,639/3, p. [f.15r], http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8501, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

It is possible that Joyce was taking notes while the book was being read to him, though given the detail of the notes this is not likely. It is possible that Joyce took the notes at an earlier date than indicated above and only transferred them to this notebook during the period indicated. The notes come from different parts of the book, which makes it unlikely the reading happened in one sitting; however, there are sections that he appears to have skipped. Whether or not he actually read the sections on which he took no notes is unknown.

   
   
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