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Record 20902

Reading Experience:

Texts discussed and quoted from at length in E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1930) include Samuel Johnson, Life of Savage, to which Forster refers as 'Good tempered account of a trying friend [...] S[avage]. reminds me of what I've just heard of Cyril Conolly [sic]. Lord Tyrconnel= Logan Pearsall Smith.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1930
Country: n/a
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Johnson
Title: Life of [Richard] Savage
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1744
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20902  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 76
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 76,, accessed: 01 March 2024

Additional comments:

Cyril Connolly secretary to Logan Pearsall Smith during late 1920s; see source ed.'s note on p.284.



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