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Record 25128

Reading Experience:

'Katherine Mansfield is a cunt, but I share a hell of a lot of common characteristics with her. I should like to read her letters again. The trouble with her seems to be that she luxuriated in emotion far too much. Admittedly the head is an evil thing & I'm a tied-up bugger, but anyone who can spew out their dearest and closest thoughts, hopes, and loves to J. M. Murry must be a bit of an anus.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Aug 1922 and 23 Jun 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:Philip Larkin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Aug 1922
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Student, Librarian, Poet
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: Katherine Mansfield
Title: Letters and diary
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, letters
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25128  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Larkin
  Editor: Anthony Thwaite
  Title: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Larkin, Anthony Thwaite (ed.), Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985 (London, 1992), p. 17,, accessed: 19 January 2022

Additional comments:

This letter is to J.B Sutton, dated 23 June 1941. Thwaite's footnote says: 'The writer Katherine Mansfield married John Middleton Murray, critic and editor, in 1918.'



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