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Record 4185

Reading Experience:

'Joseph Keating read little but boys' magazines and 3d thrillers until he stumbled across Greek philosophy. He was particularly struck by the Greek precept 'Know thyself' and pursued that goal by reading until 3a.m.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Wales
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:Joseph Keating
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1872
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: collier
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [thrillers]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3d. editions
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4185  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectua
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 240
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectua (New Haven, 2001), p. 240,, accessed: 04 October 2023

Additional comments:

See Joseph Keating, 'Struggle for Life' - Full ref. not traceable in Rose.



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