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Record 10248

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'That I don't like refugees in fiction is perhaps easy to understand, but I don't even like the war and today's conditions ("Murder in the Home Guard" and similar titles) to figure in my novels..... In the greater part of my reading I have just the opposite taste; I read mostly books dealing with the questions of today and tomorrow. But I can't stand any of it in fiction. Funny isn't it?'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [books]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10248  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 84, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation: File Report 2018, February 1944, Books and the Public, Notes major report on reading habits for the National Book Council, p. 84, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10248, accessed: 28 February 2024

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