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Record Number: 19969


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After dinner, (a delicious dinner), Virginia read us her memoir of Old Bloomsbury. She had read it to me already at Saulieu, but I loved hearing it again; I want you to hear it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 2 Oct 1928

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rouen
specific address: Offranville

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:

novelist

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

Vita Sackville-West, Ethel Sands, Nan Hudson, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Title:

"memoir of Old Bloomsbury"

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Memoir

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Published in "Moments of Being" ed. Jeanne Schulkind 1976

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

19969

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

204

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 2 October 1928 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold, (Great Britain, 1992), p. 204, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19969, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The editor notes in a footnote that Virginia had read this memoir to the Memoir Club in 1922. Details about the other people present at this reading experience, and where it took place, appear earlier in the letter.

   
   
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