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Record 18043

Reading Experience:

29 July: 'I'm paralysed by the task of describing a week end at Garsington. I suppose we spoke some million words between us [...] There was Gertler; Shearman & Dallas for tea; Brett, Ottoline, 3 children & Philip. The string which united everything together was Philip's attack on Murry in The Nation for his review of Sassoon [...] to prove his case Philip read Murry's article, his letter, & his letter to Murry, three times over, so I thought, emphasising his points, & lifting his finger to make us attend. And there was Sassoon's letter of gratitude too. I think Ott. was a little bored.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 26 Jul 1918 and 29 Jul 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Oxfordshire
specific address: Garsington Manor
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:Philip Morrell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1870
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: MP
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Virginia Woolf Ottoline Morrell
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Siegfried Sassoon
Title: Letter to Philip Morrell regarding his defence of his work against John Middleton Murry's review of Siegfried Sassoon, Counter-attack, and Other Poems, in The Nation 13 July 1918
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18043  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 1
  Page: 173-174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 173-174,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

See p.174 n.34 in source for background on review article and correspondence read.



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