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Record Number: 20552


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 6 August 1916: 'I saw from the Hospital Lists that an officer from Lovats Scouts was here, and went round at once to get news of Jermyn [Moorsom]. But he was still in England [...] My only other link with our joint past is the Hot Stuff article in last month's English Review, which was provided by Mrs Turner. In fairness I must add that it contained more stuff than heat, stuff curiously disposed into metrical lengths. Quite three pages of the prose ran into the rhythm of Hiawatha. "There before us lay the village. Members of the etat-major walked around Celestine's garret." I cannot make out what she is up to, but then I never could. Some sort of effect is obviously intended.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1916 and 6 Aug 1916

Country:

Egypt

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Alexandria

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Red Cross worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Egypt

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Bridget McLagan (i.e. Mary Borden Turner)

Title:

'Rousbrugge'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The English Review 23 (1916) 14-20

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20552

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank

Title:

Selected Letters of E. M. Forster

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

1

Page:

239

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster, (London, 1983), 1, p. 239, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20552, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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