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Listing for Reader: Vita Sackville-West


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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1900-1945'I have been horribly remiss in writing to thank you for "Mrs Dalloway", but as I didn't want to write you the 'How-ch...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfThe Common ReaderPrint: Book
1900-1945'I lay in an immense bed, with firelight flickering on the ceiling, and read a book by a theosophist.'Vita Sackville-West unknownunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'The rest of the time I read Proust. As no one on board has ever heard of Proust, but has enough French to translate ...Vita Sackville-West Marcel ProustSodom et GonorrhePrint: Book
1900-1945'The parties of Proust gain in fantasy from being read in such circumstances, (I don't mean in the bath, but on deck;)...Vita Sackville-West Marcel ProustunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I meant to have written such a lot, but somehow I haven't; there's always a whale or a murder to look at, (a tortoise...Vita Sackville-West Marcel ProustunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Have you read "Comment debuta Marcel Proust"? I cried over it. (By the way, that might be quite a good book to publ...Vita Sackville-West Louis de RobertComment debuta Marcel ProustPrint: Book
1900-1945'I shall have, however, to give up reading your works at dinner, for they are too disturbing. I can't explain, I'll h...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfunknownUnknown
1900-1945'Last night I went to bed very early and read Mrs Dalloway. It was a very curious sensation: I thought you were in th...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfMrs DallowayPrint: Book
1900-1945'I lie in bed, and watch the fire on the ceiling, and hear the clock strike, and think how delicious it will be when y...Vita Sackville-West Benjamin Robert HaydonAutobiographyPrint: Book
1900-1945'then the old problem: what shall I read at dinner, propped open by a fork? decide finally on Virginia, grab the commo...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfThe Common ReaderPrint: Book
1900-1945' - I read Boswell's tour in the Hebrides and speculate agreeably on the probable difference between Boswell's concept...Vita Sackville-West James BoswellJournal of a Tour to the HebridesPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading Gide's memoirs, very disappointing I think, so far; I have found hardly anything that pleased me except ...Vita Sackville-West Andre GideMemoirsUnknown
1900-1945' I've read a lot, Boswell, de Quincy, Tom Jones, Plutarch. One sits in the sun until the heat of it drives one indoo...Vita Sackville-West Henry FieldingTom JonesPrint: Book
1900-1945' What else? Yes, I have read Cowper: "The stable yields a stercoraceous heap...." It bears an unpleasant resemblan...Vita Sackville-West William CowperThe Task, Part III (The Garden)Print: Book
1900-1945'But everything is blurred to a haze by your book of which I have just read the last words, and that is the only thing...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfTo the LighthousePrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading a delicious book called The Wandering Scholars - I wish I knew Latin.'Vita Sackville-West Helen WaddellThe Wandering ScholarsPrint: Book
1900-1945'I can't tell you how much I like "The Sun and the Fish", (all the more because it is all about things we did together...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfThe Sun and the FishPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I am grateful to you for having told me to buy Yeats' poems, they kept me happy in the train all the way. I like the...Vita Sackville-West William Butler YeatsLeda and the SwanPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'I have been horribly remiss in writing to thank you for "Mrs Dalloway", but as I didn't want to write you the 'How-ch...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfMrs DallowayPrint: Book
1900-1945'It seems to me the loveliest, wisest, richest book that I have ever read, - excelling even your own Lighthouse.'Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfOrlandoManuscript: Codex
1900-1945'I shall never speak to Squire again. I never read anything like it for sheer idiocy.'Vita Sackville-West J.C. SquireThe ObserverPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I tried to read Read on poetry - Words words words, - and all polysyllabic. That isn't poetry; not even the explanat...Vita Sackville-West Herbert ReadunknownUnknown
1900-1945'I came in just now, having been to Wertheim's to buy a pair of gloves for 4 marks, and meant to go on with my story o...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfOrlandoPrint: Book
1900-1945'But I did read one that I liked: Sergeant Grisha.'Vita Sackville-West Arnold ZweigThe Case of Sergeant GrishaPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'I say, has Rebecca West's book come your way? It is unreadable. It is a brew of Meredith, 'Orlando' and Amanda Ross.'Vita Sackville-West Rebecca WestHarriet HumePrint: Book
1900-1945'By the way, Harold and I both like Clifford Kitchin's murder book, and I shall recommend it on Thursday, so tell Leon...Vita Sackville-West Clifford KitchinDeath of my AuntPrint: Book
1900-1945'Tell Leonard to read Harold's new book. It is more in his line than yours, being political, but I think you would be...Vita Sackville-West Harold NicolsonPeacemakingUnknown
1900-1945'In the meantime, let me say that I read you with delight, even though I wanted to exclaim, "Oh, BUT,Virginia..." on 5...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfThree GuineasPrint: Book
1900-1945'Now I have had my dinner, or rather Pippin has had most of my dinner, and it is dark and the house is silent, and the...Vita Sackville-West unknown[Elizabethan lyrics]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am reading Proust, and dislike his mentality more and more. I get the sense of that flabby, diseased, asthmatic ma...Vita Sackville-West Marcel ProustunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Darling, do you know what I did last night after writing to you? I meant to finish my lecture, but fell to reading t...Vita Sackville-West Vita Sackville-WestThe LandUnknown
1900-1945'Oh dear, [...] that's what comes of living alone in the rain and reading Wordsworth.'Vita Sackville-West William WordsworthunknownUnknown
1900-1945'I have read so much of the 19th century lately that I can scarcely restrain myself from writing in that manner - whet...Vita Sackville-West unknown[nineteenth-century works]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'My own darling, I write to you in the middle of reading "Orlando", in such a turmoil of excitement and confusion that...Vita Sackville-West Virginia WoolfOrlandoPrint: Book
1900-1945'Of course I was much in love with you then, in a very young and (also) uninformed way; it was young and fresh like Gr...Vita Sackville-West unknown[selections from a Greek Anthology]Print: Book
1900-1945'As I read the "New Yorker" article (getting more and more indignant) I thought, "This man, although he is saying some...Vita Sackville-West Edmund WilsonThrough the Embassy Window; Harold NicolsonPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Oh - a propos of that, I've been absolutely engaged by a book about Knole, in which Eddy is described as "author and ...Vita Sackville-West unknownunknownPrint: Book


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