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Record 28905

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Heartfelt thanks for your letter and the pamphlet about Einstein which for me is a small masterpiece of its kind.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 10 Sep 1923 and 20 Nov 1923
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
   
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Bruno Winawer
Title: Jeszcze o Einstein: teoria wzglenosci z lotu ptaka (More about Einstein: A Bird's-eye View of the Theory of Relativity
Genre: Biography, Science
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: Warsaw 1924
Provenance: owned
sent by author

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28905  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2008
  Vol: 8
  Page: 225
  Additional comments: Letter in Polish from Joseph Conrad to Bruno Winawer, 20 November 1923, Oswalds.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924 (Cambridge, 2008), 8, p. 225, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28905, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

fn.2 p.225 of source text indicates that this pamphlet was not published until 1923, therefore it is not entirely clear in what form Conrad read the text.

 

 

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