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Record 17825

Reading Experience:

Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West, 17 February 1926: 'Why are all professors of English literature ashamed of English literature? Walter Raleigh calls Shakespeare "Billy Shaxs" -- Blake, "Bill" -- a good poem "a bit of all right." This shocks me. I've been reading his letters.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1926 and 17 Feb 1926
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: Walter Raleigh
Title: Letters
Genre: Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1926
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17825  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Joanne Trautmann Banks
  Title: Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 202
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 202,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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