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Record Number: 19040


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Tuesday 17 September 1940: 'Yesterday in the Public Library I took down a book of Peter Lucas's criticism [...] London Library atmosphere effused. Turned me against all lit crit [...] Is all lit. crit. that kind of exhausted air? -- book dust, London Library, air. Or is it only that F.L.L[ucas] is a second hand, frozen fingered, university specialist, don trying to be creative, don all stuffed with books, writer? Would one say the same of the Common Reader [by Woolf]? I dipped for 5 minutes & put the book back depressed.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

16 Sep 1940

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Sussex
other location: public library

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:

F. L. Lucas

Title:

Studies French and English

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1934

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

19040

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

5

Page:

321-322

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1984), 5, p. 321-322, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19040, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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