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Record 13043

Reading Experience:

'At the moment I am in the act of discovering ?W.B. Yeats?, the Irish poet, whose prose, to my mind, is just about equal to anything going round. I have been fascinated by The Celtic Twilight, a little volume of essays about fairies & spirits. I wrote down to Frank, full of enthusiasm & advised him to get the thing, He writes back: ?I bought Celtic Twilight when it came out, & have admired it for six years now.? Today I gave Young carte blanche to get me Yeats? complete works. It dawns upon me that he is one of the men of the century, so intensely spiritual, & with a style which is the last word of simplicity & natural refinement.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Feb 1899 and 7 Feb 1899
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Arnold Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 May 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer/editor/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: W.B. Yeats
Title: The Celtic Twilight
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1893
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13043  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: II
  Page: 119
  Additional comments: Letter from AB toGeorge Sturt, dated 7 Feby99, from 9, Fulham Park Gardens

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 119,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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