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Record 6952

Reading Experience:

'her main intellectual interests were always literary, and as a novelist she was predominantly engaged in the business of reading and writing, with a keen critical interest in the works of other writers. She read avidly, modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, Roy Fuller, Auden and Cecil Day Lewis, and contemporary novelists, admiring in particular the work of Faulkner and Ford Madox Ford, Virginia Woolf, Ivy Compton Burnett, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jean Rhys and Elizabeth Bowen. Jean Rhys's bleak, beautiful novel "Voyage in the Dark", published in the same month as [Lehmann's] "Invitation to the Waltz", had much impressed Rosamond, who invited its author to tea'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Rosamond Lehmann
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 3 Feb 1901
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ivy Compton Burnett
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6952  
Source - Print  
  Author: Selina Hastings
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Rosamond Lehmann
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 159
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Selina Hastings, Rosamond Lehmann (London, 2002), p. 159,, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:



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