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Record 21213

Reading Experience:

'The Ordeal of Mark Twain by a bothered and bothering American of the psychoanalysing 20s has succeeded in bothering me a bit [discusses text further, drawing comparisons between Twain's, and own, experiences of ageing and senses of failure].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 12 Oct 1943
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:

Author: Van Wyck Brooks
Title: The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1922
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21213  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 158-159; 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 158-159; 158,, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:



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