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Record 21204

Reading Experience:

'In his diary (1 March 1922) Forster recorded, while on the boat returning from India, his early impressions of Proust: "Bought Du Cote de Chez Swann at Marseilles and note how cleverly Proust uses his memories and experiences to illustrate his state of mind [...] His work impresses me by its weight and length, and sometimes touches me by its truth to my feelings."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1922 and 1 Mar 1922
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: Marcel Proust
Title: Du Cote de chez Swann
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21204  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 321
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 321,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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