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Record 18165

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I tried to read Read on poetry - Words words words, - and all polysyllabic. That isn't poetry; not even the explanation of it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 29 Nov 1928
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn
   
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Herbert Read
Title: unknown
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18165  
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: 312-313
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Thursday night 29 November 1928 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. 312-313, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18165, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

In a footnote the editors add that Herbert Read, 1893-1968, was a poet and critic of literature and art.

 

 

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