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Record Number: 27163


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

S. T. Coleridge to John Murray, 23 August 1814, in reponse to suggestion that he translate Goethe's Faust: 'Thinking, as I do, that among many volumes of praiseworthy German poems, the "Louisa" of Voss, and the "Faust" of Goethe, are the two, if not the [italics]only[end italics] ones, that are emphatically [italics]original[end italics] in their conception, and characteristic of a new and peculiar sort of thinking, I should not be averse from exerting my best efforts in an attempt to import whatever is importable of either or of both into our own language.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Voss

Title:

Louisa

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27163

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

1

Page:

297

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, (London, 1891), 1, p. 297, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27163, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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