Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 21067

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1937-38) include extracts on the art and literature of different historical periods from Les Grands Textes deu Marxism, sur litterature et l'Art, anthology edited by Jean Freville; topics and authors covered include the Renaissance; comedy; poetry; Goethe; Shakespeare; Carlyle, and Disraeli. Following transcriptions, Forster notes: 'I read this anthology to find material for the Ivory Tower.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1937 and 31 Dec 1938
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: Jean Freville, trans. and ed.
Title: Sur la Litterature et l'Art: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Social Science, Politics, Arts / architecture, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris, 1936; part of series 'Les Grand Textes du Marxism'
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21067  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 108-109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 108-109,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Forster's essay 'The Ivory Tower' published in The London Mercury (Christmas number, 1938) pp.119-30.



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)