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Record Number: 19689


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Lytton Strachey, 23 July 1905: 'I have just finished The Golden Bowl & am astounded. Did he invent us or we him? He uses [italics]all[end italics] our words in their most technical sense & we can't have got them all from him'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1905 and 23 Jul 1905

Country:

Ceylon

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Jaffna (province)

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:

Leonard Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Colonial civil servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ceylon

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

The Golden Bowl

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19689

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Frederic Spotts

Title:

Letters of Leonard Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

97

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 97, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19689, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

Not clear whether 'our words' refers to private slang, or favoured literary vocabulary.

   
   
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