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Record 15887

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Saturday March 9th. [...] Translate [...] a little of the life of Goethe.' [readings/translation/copying of translation from this text also recorded in journal entries for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 March 1822, and 3, 7, 8, 10 April].
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Mar 1822 and 10 Apr 1822
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Florence
   
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:Claire Clairmont
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: trainee writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published from 1811 to 1822.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15887  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claire Clairmont
  Editor: Marion Kingston Stocking
  Title: The Journals of Claire Clairmont
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 278-283
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 278-283, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15887, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Text being translated by Clairmont for Lord Byron, who had expressed interest in reading it (to Thomas Medwin); despite suggestions that it might be published, 'No more became of Claire's translation'; see p.278 n.99 in source for this and further background information on this reading.

 

 

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