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Record 18223

Reading Experience:

Monday 21 December 1925: 'I read her [Vita Sackville-West's] poem; which is more compact, better seen & felt than anything yet of hers.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1925 and 21 Dec 1925
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: Vita Sackville-West
Title: On the Lake
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: 1925
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18223  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 52,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. suggests Sackville-West's 'On the Lake,' which appeared in the Nation and Athenaeum, 26 December 1925, as text read; see p.52 n.12.



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