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Record 21072

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1938) include Hitler's 18 July 1937 'address at Munich' (denouncing 'degenerate' art, and demanding an ideally pure and timeless national art for Germany), which Forster notes that he originally read as research for his article 'The Ivory Tower'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 18 Jul 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: Adolf Hitler
Title: address on national art
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1937
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21072  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 110
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 110,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Forster's essay 'The Ivory Tower' published in The London Mercury (Christmas number, 1938) pp.119-30. See p.301 in source for ed.'s notes on published versions of speech.



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