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Record 20919

Reading Experience:

Under heading 'Invocation of Poetry by Rhetoric': 'A mass of dead words is set spinning, then kindles. [italics]Or[end italics]: one's taste and critical faculties, thoroughly roused at first, are lulled unaccountably, and one heaves "gorgeous" er "splendid". 'Instances in Romeo & Juliet [Yet now I cannot find them, though they suggested this note and I have been looking at the play most of the evening] [goes on to comment further on topic]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 18 Nov 1932
Country: n/a
Time: evening
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20919  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 94-95; 94
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 94-95; 94,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:



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