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Record 20907

Reading Experience:

[under heading 'Battle of the Books']: 'How I dislike Swift, and how is it possible to take this ill tempered ill informed stuff [...] seriously as criticism, even as destructive criticism? On [sic] a piece with his other works -- Jerries emptied with the same conscientiousness, same elaborate presentation of blame as praise. I feel, (as usual except perhaps in Laputa) a void behind the much advertised bitterness. I feel he never grows up [goes on to draw detailed comparison with ch. 3 of A Tale of a Tub].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 19 Aug 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: Jonathan Swift
Title: The Battle of the Books
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20907  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 80
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 80,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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