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Record Number: 15887


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Saturday March 9th. [...] Translate [...] a little of the life of Goethe.' [readings/translation/copying of translation from this text also recorded in journal entries for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 March 1822, and 3, 7, 8, 10 April].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1822 and 10 Apr 1822

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Florence

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published from 1811 to 1822.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15887

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

278-283

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 278-283, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15887, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

Text being translated by Clairmont for Lord Byron, who had expressed interest in reading it (to Thomas Medwin); despite suggestions that it might be published, 'No more became of Claire's translation'; see p.278 n.99 in source for this and further background information on this reading.

   
   
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