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Record Number: 18621


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday 31 May 1935: 'Some good German woman sends a pamphlet on me, into which I couldnt resist looking, though nothing so much upsets & demoralises as this looking at ones face in the glass. And a German glass produces an extreme diffuseness & complexity so that I cant get either praise or blame but must begin twisting among long words.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 29 May 1935 and 31 May 1935

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:

Ruth Gruber

Title:

Virginia Woolf: A Study

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

Written in English; Leipzig, 1935.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18621

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:

317

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1982), 4, p. 317, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18621, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

See p.317 n.10 in source for details of text read.

   
   
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