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Record 18168

Reading Experience:

'But I did read one that I liked: Sergeant Grisha.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 13 Feb 1929
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: San Michele di Pagano, Rapallo
specific address: Villa Cuba
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Arnold Zweig
Title: The Case of Sergeant Grisha
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18168  
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: 341
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Wednesday 13 February 1929 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. She is complaining in her letter that novels have 'been reduced to mere formula'. 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. 341,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

"The Case of Sergeant Grisha" was probably published by the Hogarth Press, as Vita mentions earlier in the letter that Leonard Woolf, owner of the Hogarth Press, sent some novels to her.



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