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Record Number: 18324


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday 28 May 1931: 'Disappointed, reading lightly through, by The man who died, D.H.L.'s last. Reading Sons and Lovers first, then the last I seem to span the measure of his powers & trace his decline. A kind of Guy Fawkes dressing up grew on him it seems, in spite of the lovely silver-bright writing here & there: something sham. Making himself into a God, I suppose.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 May 1931 and 28 May 1931

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:

D. H. Lawrence

Title:

The Man Who Died

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Martin Secker, March 1931

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18324

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

4

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1982), 4, p. 28, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18324, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Text, a story, originally published as 'The Escaped Cock' by the Black Sun Press, Paris, six months before Lawrence's death (see p.28 n.9 in source).

   
   
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