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Record 29878

Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Meeting held at School House, L. P. : 13.9.35

Francis E. Pollard in the Chair.

1. Minutes of last read and approved.

2. Account of the Excursion, contributed by R. H. Robson, read and approved.



[...]

7. We then listened to a number of extracts from books read during the summer.

[...]

8. F. E. Pollard followed with an analysis of Dante and his philosophy from H. A. L. Fisher’s History of Europe. There was a rather arresting comparison between the journeyings of Christian in the Pilgrim’s Progress + Dante’s Voyage of the Soul. Dante was portrayed as an aristocratic mystic and statesman, and the Roman Catholic Church appeared rather unexpectedly as a great mystical democracy owing to the melancholy relegation of several Pope to Hell.

Century: 1900-1945
Date: 13 Sep 1935
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: School House, Leighton Park School
   
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:Francis E. Pollard
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1872
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Formerly schoolmaster, now occasional lecturer and supply teacher, and supported also by wife's unearned income
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of the XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: H. A. L. Fisher
Title: History of Europe
Genre: Other religious, History, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First edition (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1935)
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29878  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Victor Alexander
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 147–149

Citation: Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. 147–149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29878, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

 

 

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