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Record 3447

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Thomas Burke on literary figures' responses to his requests, as a teenager, for advice on starting a career as a writer: '... they spoke of the stress and anxiety of the literary life, and its dolours, and advised me to read Gissing's "New Grub Street" (which I did) ...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:Thomas Burke
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gissing
Title: New Grub Street
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3447  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 407
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 407, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3447, accessed: 28 January 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Thomas Burke, Son of London (1947, 1948) 180-2.

 

 

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