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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 20111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of course I was much in love with you then, in a very young and (also) uninformed way; it was young and fresh like Greek poetry, (I have just been reading some translations from the Greek Anthology), but it was like a spring then, like the mountain springs we used to drink from in Persia; but now it is like a deep deep lake which can never dry up.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 18 Jan 1944

Country:

England

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

unknown

Title:

[selections from a Greek Anthology]

Genre:

Drama, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20111

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

356

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 18 January 1944 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson. Letter written from Sissinghurst.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold, (Great Britain, 1992), p. 356, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20111, accessed: 14 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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