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Record Number: 18191


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 5 December 1920: 'My brain is tired of reading Coleridge. Why do I read Coleridge? It is partly the result of Eliot [i.e. The Sacred Wood] whom I've not read; but L[eonard]. has & reviewed & praised into the bargain.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1920 and 5 Dec 1920

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:

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18191

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:

77

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1978), 2, p. 77, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18191, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Not clear whether text/s read are from either/both Coleridge's poetry or criticism; at p.77 n.2 source ed. notes that 'the first essay in T. S. Eliot's The Sacred Wood opens with the words: "Coleridge was perhaps the greatest of English critics" (ed. also notes that Leonard Woolf's review of Eliot's book appeared in The Athenaeum, 17 December 1920).

   
   
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