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Record Number: 18453


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am reading Proust, and dislike his mentality more and more. I get the sense of that flabby, diseased, asthmatic man, all frowsty in bed till evening, and preoccupied with such contemptible things - nothing but women and snobbery.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 8 Dec 1925

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Marcel Proust

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18453

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

133

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 8 December 1925 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold, (Great Britain, 1992), p. 133, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18453, accessed: 26 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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