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Record 18202

Reading Experience:

Thursday 7 September 1922: 'L[eonard]. put into my hands a very intelligent review of Ulysses, in the American Nation, which, for the first time, analyses the meaning, & certainly makes it much more impressive than I judged.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 6 Sep 1922 and 7 Sep 1922
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: Gilbert Seldes
Title: Review of James Joyce, Ulysses
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The Nation (New York), 30 August 1922
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18202  
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: 200
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 200,, accessed: 04 October 2023

Additional comments:

In previous diary entry (6 September 1922), Woolf records completing her first reading of Ulysses.



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