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Record 18603

Reading Experience:

Sunday 6 January 1935: 'We lunched with Maynard & Lydia [Keynes] [...] talked about [...] Wells -- [Maynard] had read his Au[tobiograph]y. Thought him a little squit [...] A lack of decency, said M. [...] Then he read us a long magnificently spry and juicy letter from Shaw, on a sickbed, aged 77. The whole of economics twiddled round on his finger, with the usual dives & gibes & colloquialities. The most artificial of all styles, I said, like his seeming natural speaking.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 2 Jan 1935 and 6 Jan 1935
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:John Maynard Keynes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Academic economist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Virginia Woolf
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Title: letter to John Maynard Keynes, 11 December 1935
Genre: Social Science, Economics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18603  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: 4
  Page: 272
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 272,, accessed: 27 June 2022

Additional comments:

See p.272 n.5 in source for further details on text read.



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