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Record 20137

Reading Experience:

'Your preface to Aubrey is as delightful as it is learned, and Aubrey himself astonishes me more and more. Has there ever been a writer with more economy of phrase, or with a better gift of describing characters and appearances in two or three sentences? He seems to me to give every essential, and to cut off every wrapping which would take away from that essential. He is so companionable,too. I do think your valuation, your criticism, of him is one of the most discerning and enlightening pieces of criticism of our time, and I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you for giving me this book, so full of life, of warmth and of light....'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 Mar 1932 and 26 Apr 1932
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 22 Pembridge Mansions, Moscow Road
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:Edith Sitwell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 7 Sep 1887
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Christian
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: John Aubrey
Title: The Scandals and Credulities of John Aubrey
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1931, Peter Davies, London edited by John Collier
Provenance: owned
Sent as a gift from the Editor, John Collier


Source Information:

Record ID: 20137  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edith Sitwell
  Editor: Richard Greene
  Title: Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 133
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edith Sitwell, Richard Greene (ed.), Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell (London, 1998), p. 133,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:

This is part of a letter dated 26th March 1932 written to the Editor, John Collier.



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