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Record 3797

Reading Experience:

'I bought a book by Henry James yesterday and read it, as they say, "until far into the night". It was not very interesting or very good, but I can wade through pages and pages of dull, turgid James for the sake of that sudden sweet shock, that violent throb of delight that he gives me at times. I don't doubt this is genius: only there is an extraordinary amount of pan and an amazingly raffine' flash - '
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 May 1915 and 31 Jul 1915
Country: France
Time: night
Place: city: Paris
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:Katherine Mansfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1888
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist and Critic
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: New Zealand
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry James
Title: Confidence
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3797  
Source - Print  
  Author: Katherine Mansfield
  Editor: J Middleton Murry
  Title: Journal of Katherine Mansfield
  Place of Publication: Hamburg Paris Bologna
  Date of Publication: 1935
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 48
  Additional comments: diary entry undated, but between 16 May and July 1915

Citation: Katherine Mansfield, J Middleton Murry (ed.), Journal of Katherine Mansfield (Hamburg Paris Bologna, 1935), p. 48,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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