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Record Number: 18394


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday 12 August 1933: 'I've been reading Faber on Newman; compared his account of a nervous breakdown; the refusal of some part of the mechanism; is that what happens to me? Not quite. Because I'm not evading anything. I long to write The Pargiters [work in progress]. No. I think the effort to live in 2 spheres: the novel; & life is a strain'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1933 and 12 Aug 1933

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:

Geoffrey Cust Faber

Title:

A Character Study of the Oxford Movement

Genre:

Other religious, History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1933

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18394

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:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1982), 4, p. 172, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18394, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Woolf refers to accounts of John Henry Newman's breakdowns in 1820 and 1827 in Cust, pp. 59f adn 177f (see p.172 n.2 in source).

   
   
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