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Record Number: 32378


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Did you see a long article in the Times Literary Supplement about the "Magic Flute" which is on at the Shaftesbury? How I wish I could go up and hear it and also "Tristan and Isolde" though if I did it would be a disappointment in all probability.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

29 Jun 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Great Bookham
Surrey
'Gastons'

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:

Clive Staples Lewis

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Nov 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Northern Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Times Literary Supplement

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

(29 June 1916), pp. 1-2

Provenance

owned
Probably by the Kirkpatricks rather than Lewis himself


Source Information:

Record ID:

32378

Source:

Print

Author:

C. S. Lewis

Editor:

Walter Hooper

Title:

C. S. Lewis Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

1

Page:

211-12

Additional Comments:

From a letter to Arthur Greeves, 11 July 1916

Citation:

C. S. Lewis, Walter Hooper (ed.), C. S. Lewis Collected Letters, (London, 2000), 1, p. 211-12, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32378, accessed: 16 July 2020


Additional Comments:

The article appeared two weeks before Lewis refers to it in this letter. I am assuming that he is remembering it rather than re-reading it.

   
   
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