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Record Number: 25652


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'About 3.30, C.M.G. came striding in, resplendent in full Highland rig-out ... He had a number of MSS with him and read part of his "Red Scotland", which sounded quite convincing. As he read, he supported himself at an angle over my table, the angle increased with the reading until he was literally dropping cigarette ash and dialectical materialism all about me. I thought it might relieve the congestion if he removed his plaid - but discovered that it was part of the regalia.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

17 Apr 1937

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Christopher Murray Grieve

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 Aug 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

poet, writer, and cultural activist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

William Soutar


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Hugh MacDiarmid [pseud.]

Title:

Red Scotland

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

25652

Source:

Print

Author:

William Soutar

Editor:

Alexander Scott

Title:

Diaries of a dying man

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

n/a

Page:

111

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man, (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 111, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25652, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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