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Record 26298

Reading Experience:

I am returning your Memoirs. Technically they have practically no faults, except those of the typist. A few slips here and there. And also one or two places where I think a little cutting might be done. . . . Finally you need have no qualms about the book, either technically of as to its interestingness. As a fact you write a damned sight too skilfully for a painter.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 31 Mar 1930
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:Arnold Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 May 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer/journalist/reviewer
Religion: Christian
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: William Rothenstein
Title: Men and Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Manuscript: typescript
Publication details: published in 1931-2
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26298  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: III
  Page: 331-2
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to William Rothenstein, from 75 Cadogan Square, dated 31st March 1930

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 331-2,, accessed: 09 June 2023

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