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Record Number: 20326


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In my sisters' letters, reading between the lines, I found a self-justifying resentment, the accusation - mystifying to me - that it was I who was guilty of severing the vital links, when in truth it was [italics] they [end italics] who had done so long ago when I was a small child'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 1 Oct 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later economist

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England, of Lithuanian extraction

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lilian Glasser

Title:

[letters]

Genre:

letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20326

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gorbals Boy at Oxford

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Gorbals Boy at Oxford, (London, 1988), p. 45, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20326, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

also letters from his sister Mary

   
   
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