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Record 18808

Reading Experience:

Monday 1 June 1937: 'I should make a note of Desmond [MacCarthy]'s queer burst of intimacy the other evening [...] last Tuesday, that is; [he] read us his L[eslie]. S[tephen]. lecture, a rather laboured but honest but perfunctory lecture: after which he & I sitting in the twilight with the door open, L[eonard]. [Woolf] coming in & out, discussed his shyness: he says he thinks it made him uncreative.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 24 May 1937
Country: England
Time: evening
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:Desmond MacCarthy
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1877
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Senior Literary Critic, Sunday Times
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Virginia and Leonard Woolf
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Desmond MacCarthy
Title: lecture on Sir Leslie Stephen
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18808  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 5
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 91,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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