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Record 21077

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed at length into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1938) include 'Lenin-cum-Stalin on literature. Being a 2nd instalment of Les Grands Textes du Marxism.' Forster's accompanying comments include: 'Leninism less cultured than Marxism -- i.e. less interested in the creation and enjoyment of works of art. But it does not openly denounce individualism or recommend corporate emotion, as the Nazis do. There seems no reason why Communism, if left in peace, should not become civilised.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1938 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: V. I. Lenin and Josef Stalin
Title: (excerpted) writings on literature
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In anthology from French-published series 'Les Grands Textes du Marxism'
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21077  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 110-111
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 110-111,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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