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Record 18067

Reading Experience:

' What else? Yes, I have read Cowper: "The stable yields a stercoraceous heap...." It bears an unpleasant resemblance to The Land, doesn't it? But it has its good moments, "While fancy, like the finger of a clock, Runs the great circuit, and is still at home." I read Les faux-monnayeurs too. I remember you said you didn't like it. Yet I wonder you weren't interested by the method of springing decisive events on the reader, without the usual psychological preparation. I thought it gave a stange effect of real life. I liked it better than Si le grain ne meurt, in which I liked only the beginning of the 3rd third volume, about the French litterateurs;'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 11 Mar 1927
Country: Persia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Teheran
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: Persia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Cowper
Title: The Task, Part III (The Garden)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1785
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18067  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise DeSalvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 206
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 11 March 1927 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 206,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

The quotation from Cowper is line 463. "The Land" is Vita Sackville-West's poem.



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