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Record Number: 18618


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 26 May 1935: 'I'm writing at Aix-en-Provence on a Sunday evening [...] I'm dipping into K.M.'s letters, Stendhal on Rome [...] Cant formulate a phrase for K.M. All I think a little posed & twisted by illness & [John Middleton] Murry; but agonised, & at moments that direct flick at the thing seen which was her gift.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 21 May 1935 and 26 May 1935

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Aix-en-Provence

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

Title:

The Letters of Katherine Mansfield

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published in 2 volumes, 1928; source ed. notes that Woolf owned 1934 Albatross Modern Continental Library edition.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18618

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:

315

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1982), 4, p. 315, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18618, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

See p.315 n.9 for details on text.

   
   
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