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Record 18020

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The rest of the time I read Proust. As no one on board has ever heard of Proust, but has enough French to translate the title, I am looked at rather askance for the numerous volumes of Sodome et Gomorrhe which litter the decks.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 4 Feb 1926
Country: The Red Sea
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: on board SS Rajputana
   
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:Vita Sackville-West
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Mar 1892
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: The Red Sea
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Marcel Proust
Title: Sodom et Gonorrhe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18020  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise de Salvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 107
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Friday 4 February 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 107, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18020, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

Vita Sackville-West was travelling to Persia to join her husband Harold Nicolson who had been posted to the British Legation in Teheran.

 

 

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