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Record 20910

Reading Experience:

'Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentia 1309 (?) which I'd never read and now only have in translation, must have been written excitedly, and while Div[ina]. Com[media] was forming in his mind. What a pity it only deals with Canzone! [goes on to comment further on passages noted from text]'
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: Dante Alighieri
Title: De Vulgari Eloquentia
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In English translation by A. G. Ferrers Howell (1890)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20910  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 82-83
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 82-83,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Translator/edition of text conjectured by source ed.



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