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Record Number: 19797


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to G. E. Moore, 4 January 1909: 'I don't think you realize how pleased I was to get your letter & paper [...] I read your paper but to tell the actual truth I was disappointed, disappointed in the way in which most papers disappoint one. I want your opus magnum which will tell me what things are true much more than papers which tell me that Pragmatism, which I don't believe in, is false.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1908 and 4 Jan 1909

Country:

Ceylon

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Leonard Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Colonial civil servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ceylon

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

G. E. Moore

Title:

'Professor James' "Pragmatism"'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19797

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Frederic Spotts

Title:

Letters of Leonard Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

143-144

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 143-144, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19797, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Title of text supplied by source ed.; see p.143 n.3.

   
   
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