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Record 20551

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 6 August 1916: 'I saw from the Hospital Lists that an officer from Lovats Scouts was here, and went round at once to get news of Jermyn [Moorsom]. But he was still in England [...] My only other link with our joint past is the Hot Stuff article in last month's English Review, which was provided by Mrs Turner. In fairness I must add that it contained more stuff than heat, stuff curiously disposed into metrical lengths. Quite three pages of the prose ran into the rhythm of Hiawatha. "There before us lay the village. Members of the etat-major walked around Celestine's garret." I cannot make out what she is up to, but then I never could. Some sort of effect is obviously intended.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jul 1916 and 6 Aug 1916
Country: Egypt
Time: n/a
Place: city: Alexandria
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/Red Cross worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Egypt
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Bridget McLagan (i.e. Mary Borden Turner)
Title: 'Bombardment'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The English Review 23 (1916) 14-20
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20551  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank
  Title: Selected Letters of E. M. Forster
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 239
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster (London, 1983), 1, p. 239,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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