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Record 21098

Reading Experience:

'Dispsychus -- read after many hesitations -- is not clear what world it opposes to the spirit: the world of action or the world of ambition greed & snobbery. So its effect is fumbly [...] Don't expect to pursue Clough beyond the anthology-pieces.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1940 and 31 Dec 1940
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: Arthur Hugh Clough
Title: Dipsychus
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1865; source ed. notes that Forster owned 1878 edition of Clough's Poems
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21098  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 117
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 117,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. translates title as meaning 'in two minds'; see p.304.



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