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Record Number: 19724


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Reading the Father Zossima chapter ['The Brothers Karamazov'] I felt the confessor-saint fulfilled exactly the same function as the psycho-analyst. The psycho-analyst cuts a poor and shabby figure beside the saint but he is the best substitute an age of non-faith can produce.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 19 May 1936

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:

Antonia White

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

[lapsed] Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

christened Eirene Botting



Text Being Read:

Author:

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Title:

Brothers Karamazov, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19724

Source:

Print

Author:

Antonia White

Editor:

Susan Chitty

Title:

Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

I

Page:

74

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957, (London, 1991), I, p. 74, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19724, accessed: 08 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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