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Record Number: 18168


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'But I did read one that I liked: Sergeant Grisha.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 13 Feb 1929

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: San Michele di Pagano, Rapallo
specific address: Villa Cuba

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Arnold Zweig

Title:

The Case of Sergeant Grisha

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18168

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Louise DeSalvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

341

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Wednesday 13 February 1929 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. She is complaining in her letter that novels have 'been reduced to mere formula'. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 341, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18168, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

"The Case of Sergeant Grisha" was probably published by the Hogarth Press, as Vita mentions earlier in the letter that Leonard Woolf, owner of the Hogarth Press, sent some novels to her.

   
   
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