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Record 18107

Reading Experience:

Sunday 15 May 1921: 'I read 4 pages of sneer & condescending praise of me in the Dial the other day. Oddly enough, I have drawn the sting of it by deciding to print it among my puffs, where it will come in beautifully. The Dial is everything honest & vigorous & advanced; so I ought to feel crushed.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 May 1921 and 15 May 1921
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: Agnostic
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: Kenneth Burke
Title: 'The Modern English Novel Plus' (review of Virginia Woolf, NIght and Day, and The Voyage Out
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The Dial, May 1921
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18107  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 2
  Page: 118
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 118,, accessed: 29 May 2023

Additional comments:

See p.118 n.6 in source for identifying details of text read.



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