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Record 29105

Reading Experience:

'When I reached home someone had dropped a letter in the box telling me to come over on Sunday between eleven and twelve because she would be at home then. I went, we went for lunch, went to the Student Movement House and read magazines and talked about them between for and eight, and then six of us met in her room and read Pirandello's Six characters in search of an author ... That is the sort of thing that is happening day after day. That is, of course, if you want it. If you want to go dancing you can ... But if you want to live the intellectual life Bloomsbury is the place.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1932 and 22 Jun 1932
Country: United Kingdom
Time: night
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Cyril Lionel Robert James
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Jan 1901
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Trinidad
Country of experience: United Kingdom
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Performed as a reading with an impromptu group of six, in a flat in Bloomsbury, London.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Title: Six Characters in Search of an Author
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29105  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
  Editor: Nicholas Laughlin
  Title: Letters from London
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51-52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cyril Lionel Robert James, Nicholas Laughlin (ed.), Letters from London (Oxford, 2003), p. 51-52,, accessed: 21 January 2022

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