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Record 8501

Reading Experience:

Er kehrt zum Vater wenn er die Erbs?nde verneint [...] Der Raum enth?lt in Nebeneinader was nur in zeitlicher Nacheinander erlebt werden kann [...] Gravitation, Symbol des Gnadelosen
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 Oct 1917 and 31 Jan 1918
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Locarno
specific address: Pension Villa Rossa
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:James Joyce
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 2 Feb 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Catholic (lapsed)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Otto Weinginer
Title: ?ber die letzten Dinge
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8501  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: James Joyce
  Title: [The Subject Notebook]
  Location: National Library of Ireland
  Call no: NLI MS 36,639/3
  Page/folio: [f.15r]

Citation: James Joyce, [The Subject Notebook] National Library of Ireland, p. NLI MS 36,639/3, p. [f.15r],, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

It is possible that Joyce was taking notes while the book was being read to him, though given the detail of the notes this is not likely. It is possible that Joyce took the notes at an earlier date than indicated above and only transferred them to this notebook during the period indicated. The notes come from different parts of the book, which makes it unlikely the reading happened in one sitting; however, there are sections that he appears to have skipped. Whether or not he actually read the sections on which he took no notes is unknown.



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