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Record 19652

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'(Florence MacCunn. [italics] Sir Walter Scott's Friends [end italics] Wm. Blackwood 1909) I have just finished this enchanting book which for a time has entirely seduced me from both Lawrence and Carlyle. I read the whole of D.H.L's letters last week when in bed with a cold; felt completely in sympathy with him and a passionate desire to be on his side, no matter whom I deserted or decried. Began the whole book again, marking passages, meaning to re-read all his works and try and make him out. All this prompted by an article in [italics] L[ife] and L[etters] [end italics] that annoyed me. J. Soames, comparing him with Rousseau. Probably everything she said was true, but the whole tone was patronising and self-righteous. I wanted to explode a squib under her chair. Now I want to find if there's any likeness or not between Lawrence and Carlyle. But at the moment I am in revolt against L. Why does one veer about so with him?'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 20 Jan 1933
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:Antonia White
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1899
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Catholic by birth
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: christened Eirene Botting


Text Being Read:

Author: J. Soames
Title: [article on Lawrence in 'Life and Letters]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19652  
Source - Print  
  Author: Antonia White
  Editor: Susan Chitty
  Title: Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: I
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 17,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:



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