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Record Number: 33980


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I have just been reading a rather nice version of Genesis in Arabic. It says that Gabriel was sent to the Earth to bring a bit of clay for the making of Adam: but the Earth refused to give any: and then Michael was sent, with the same result: then Allah sent the angel of death who snatched the clay without asking, and brought it back in three different colours from which the human races are derived.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

30 Dec 1936

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: train between Devon and London

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:

Freya Stark

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Jan 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Explorer and travel writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

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:

Bible (Genesis)

Genre:

Bible, Other religious, Possibly apocrypha

Form of Text:

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33980

Source:

Print

Author:

Freya Stark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

125

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Freya Stark, The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939, (London, 1953), p. 125, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33980, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893-9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. It is unclear whether Stark's reading is from Christian, Jewish or Islamic apocrypha, but it is read in Arabic.

   
   
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