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Record 4287

Reading Experience:

'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out of work men wanted practical help in dealing with the Board of Guardians far more than ideology. That experience plus his eclectic reading (Bergson, Nietzsche, William McDougall, Bertrand Russell, the new Testament, and Herbert Spencer as well as Marx) led him out of the [Communist] Party towards a socialism that would be brought about by individual volition...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Herbert Hodge
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1901
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: taxi driver
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henri-Louis Bergson
Title: n/a
Genre: Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4287  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classe
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 302
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classe (New Haven, 2001), p. 302,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

See Herbert Hodge, 'Draughty in Front', pp.258-60, no further ref. traceable



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