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Record Number: 26104


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Barrès is all right sometimes. The 'Jardin de Bérénice' is his best work. You ought to read Charles Louis Philippe’s 'Bubu de Montparnasse'. And Roger Martin du Gard’s 'Jean Barois'. These books will hold you. I should suggest also Colette’s 'Chéri', only I gravely doubt if you would be able to follow its very difficult colloquialisms. . . . Roulette is a bit of a lark, but very dangerous. See the diary of Madame Dostoevsky on the subject of Feodor’s gambling mania. It is appalling.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 27 Jan 1926

Country:

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Time

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Place:

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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:

Arnold Bennett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 May 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer/journalist/reviewer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anna Dostoevsky

Title:

Dostoevsky portrayed by his wife(?)

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1926

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26104

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

III

Page:

266

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Harriet Cohen, from 75, Cadogan Square, dated 20-4-26.

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931, (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 266, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26104, accessed: 27 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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