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Record 18964

Reading Experience:

Wednesday 22 March 1939: 'Tom sent me his play, Family Reunion. No, it don't do. I read it over the week end. It starts theories. But no... You see the experiment with stylised chatter isnt successful. he's a lyric not a dramatic. But here theres no free lyricism. is caught back by the character [...] A clever beginning, & some ideas; but they spin out: & nothing grips: all mist -- a failure: a proof hes not a dramatist. A monologist.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 17 Mar 1939 and 20 Mar 1939
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: T. S. Eliot
Title: The Family Reunion
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18964  
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: 210
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 210,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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