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Record 20303

Reading Experience:

'After I left school, the Mitchell became if possible even more important. I read widely, indiscriminately: the lives of the great philosophers and scientists, history and ideas, particularly of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, logic. It was a halting progress, for at every step I had to make up for lack of background, of facts, of definitions, of words, and buried my nose in dictionaries and the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", which led of course to more and more sideways reading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 1 Jul 1930
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: city: Glasgow
specific address: Mitchell Library Reading Room
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:Ralph Glasser
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1916
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: worker in garment factory
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: England (of Lithuanian ancestry)
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [books of biography, history, philosophy, etc]
Genre: History, Biography, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Mitchell Library


Source Information:

Record ID: 20303  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ralph Glasser
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Growing up in the Gorbals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 33,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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