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Record 20306

Reading Experience:

'Father was well read in politics and in the nineteenth century novelists, Dickens and Trollope being his favourites. But his reading nourished the sour scepticism that possesed him [and he suggested to Glasser that reading was a waste of time]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1 Oct 1939
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Glasgow
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:Mr Glasser
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: factory worker
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: Lithuania
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: father of Ralph Glasser


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [books on politics]
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20306  
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: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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