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Record 18201

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Tell Leonard to read Harold's new book. It is more in his line than yours, being political, but I think you would be amused by some passages in his diary, which is the second half of the book. I have a great admiration for Harold, - quite unprejudiced. I like his lucid mind, and his ease of expression. He is like a person who knows how to use a scythe, - rhythmic, sharp, and sure.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1919 and 11 Jun 1933
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Kent
specific address: Sissinghurst Castle
   
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: Harold Nicolson
Title: Peacemaking
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18201  
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: 401
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 11 June 1933 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. 401, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18201, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

The editors note the title of the book in a footnote and add that it was about the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Leonard was Virginia Woolf's husband and Harold is Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West's husband.

 

 

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