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Record 20111

Reading Experience:

'Of course I was much in love with you then, in a very young and (also) uninformed way; it was young and fresh like Greek poetry, (I have just been reading some translations from the Greek Anthology), but it was like a spring then, like the mountain springs we used to drink from in Persia; but now it is like a deep deep lake which can never dry up.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 18 Jan 1944
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:Vita Sackville-West
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Mar 1892
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
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: unknown
Title: [selections from a Greek Anthology]
Genre: Drama, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20111  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Nigel Nicolson
  Title: Vita and Harold
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 356
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 18 January 1944 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson. Letter written from Sissinghurst.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 356,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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