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Record Number: 8909


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Barclay Hudson, an American living near by, lent him a new novel to read. It was published in Paris by the Obelisk Press, a publisher specializing mainly in pornography in English for visiting tourists, and in books banned elsewhere. The novel Hudson lent him was the recently published "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller. The impact was immediate, and he read it straight through twice..."There isn't a good word to express its excellence", he wrote. "Of course, like all works of genius it's strong fruit and you'd have to be careful about getting it into England".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1935 and 30 Sep 1935

Country:

Greece

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Corfu

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:

Lawrence Durrell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1912

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Britain / India (Parents English and Irish but Indian born)

Country of Experience:

Greece

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Miller

Title:

Tropic of Cancer

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published by Obelisk Press, Paris

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from Barclay Hudson


Source Information:

Record ID:

8909

Source:

Print

Author:

Gordon Bowker

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gordon Bowker, Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell, (London, 1996), p. 65, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8909, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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