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Record 21124

Reading Experience:

'The Disappointment of God. 'The Times, in an article with this title, announced that though God is certainly disappointed by the state of the world we must not go so far as to suppose that he is surprised. -- Very funny effect, especially in its paginal context. Deducing Gods personality must be a fascinating game. But the world has disappointed [italics]me[end italics] so much that I scarcely smiled.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 20 Sep 1941 and 31 Dec 1941
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: 'The Disappointment of God'
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: In The Times
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21124  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 126-127
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 126-127,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:



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