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Record 1452

Reading Experience:

'[Chaim Lewis] enthusiastically embraced the literature of an alien culture - "the daffodils of Herrick and Wordsworth... the whimsey of Lamb and the stirring rhythmic tales of the Ballads" and, yes, "the wry eloquence of Shylock".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Soho
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:Chaim Lewis
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1911
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Lamb
Title: n/a
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID: 1452  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 56
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 56,, accessed: 01 December 2023

Additional comments:

See Chaim Lewis, 'A Soho Address', (London, 1965)



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