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Record Number: 18110


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday 6 February 1922: 'What a sprightly journalist Clive Bell is! I have just read him, & see how my sentences would have to be clipped to march in time with his.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1922 and 6 Feb 1922

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Asheham
county: Sussex

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:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Clive Bell

Title:

[journalism]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18110

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

136

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1978), 2, p. 136, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18110, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

See p.160 n.4 in source for ed.'s suggestion that Bell's 'The Creed of an Aesthete' (published in The New Republic, New York, 25 January 1922) the text read.

   
   
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