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Record Number: 977


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was filled with a high but vague nonconformity, and tried to combine the ideals of revivalist Christianity and great literature. There were articles on 'aspects' of Ruskin, Carlyle, Browning, and other uplifting Victorians, and a great number of quotations, mainly "thoughts" from their works.... For some time this paper coloured my attitude to literature. I acquired a passion for "thoughts" and "thinkers", and demanded from literature a moral inspiration which would improve my character.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1901 and 1919

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow

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:

Edwin Muir

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

clerk at the time, later poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Great Thoughts

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

977

Source:

Print

Author:

Edwin Muir

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Story and the Fable

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

113-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edwin Muir, The Story and the Fable (London, 1940), p. 113-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=977, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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