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Record 13967

Reading Experience:

'I try to read always with a very open mind, wide away [awake?] to assimilate all the author's knowledge. I have such a great admiration for authorship. After just finishing Pierre de Coulerain's book, "Au coeur de la Vie" I can't help exclaiming "wonderful woman". I have enjoyed her book so much because nearly all her ideas are mine, the thoughts that she has been able to so well express have often been mine, but mine were inarticulate. That I take it is the whole art of authorship, to be able to put on paper one's thoughts. The question of the quality of the "thought" remains entire so I take it a poor thinker can never be a writer. It is logical therefore to try to learn to think aright.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1 Dec 1917
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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:Arthur Vanson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1884
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: lawyer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Born in Paris, British national
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Pierre de Coulerain
Title: Au Coeur de la Vie
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13967  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Arthur Vanson
  Title: MS Diary 1917
  Location: private collection
  Call no: MS Diary 1917
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Arthur Vanson, MS Diary 1917 private collection, p. MS Diary 1917, p. n/a,, accessed: 28 May 2024

Additional comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.



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