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Record Number: 3797


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I bought a book by Henry James yesterday and read it, as they say, "until far into the night". It was not very interesting or very good, but I can wade through pages and pages of dull, turgid James for the sake of that sudden sweet shock, that violent throb of delight that he gives me at times. I don't doubt this is genius: only there is an extraordinary amount of pan and an amazingly raffine' flash - '

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 May 1915 and 31 Jul 1915

Country:

France

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Paris

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:

Katherine Mansfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1888

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

Confidence

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3797

Source:

Print

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

Editor:

J Middleton Murry

Title:

Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Place of Publication:

Hamburg Paris Bologna

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

n/a

Page:

48

Additional Comments:

diary entry undated, but between 16 May and July 1915

Citation:

Katherine Mansfield, J Middleton Murry (ed.), Journal of Katherine Mansfield, (Hamburg Paris Bologna, 1935), p. 48, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3797, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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