Alice Meynell. A Memoir

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Alice Meynell. A Memoir

Reading experience
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Evidence

Monday 2 September 1929: "I have just read a page or two out of Samuel Butler"s notebooks to take the taste of Alice Meynell"s life out of my mouth. One rather craves brilliance & cantankerousness. Yet I am interested; a little teased by the tight airless Meynell style; & then I think what they had that we had not -- some suavity & grace, certainly [comments further on Meynell"s work, life and personality] [...] When one reads a life one often compares one"s own life with it. And doing this I was aware of some sweetness & dignity in those lives compared with ours [...] Yet in fact their lives would be intolerable -- so insincere, so elaborate; so I think [goes on to comment further on Meynell family, and others" reminiscences of them]".

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Notes
Viola Meynell daughter to Alice Meynell, who had died in 1922.

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Accessed on 2022/08/12 05:29:32

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The Diary of Virginia Woolf
Related place
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Alice Meynell. A Memoir

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-18250

Evidence

Monday 2 September 1929: "I have just read a page or two out of Samuel Butler"s notebooks to take the taste of Alice Meynell"s life out of my mouth. One rather craves brilliance & cantankerousness. Yet I am interested; a little teased by the tight airless Meynell style; & then I think what they had that we had not -- some suavity & grace, certainly [comments further on Meynell"s work, life and personality] [...] When one reads a life one often compares one"s own life with it. And doing this I was aware of some sweetness & dignity in those lives compared with ours [...] Yet in fact their lives would be intolerable -- so insincere, so elaborate; so I think [goes on to comment further on Meynell family, and others" reminiscences of them]".

Source

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

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Notes
Viola Meynell daughter to Alice Meynell, who had died in 1922.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/73353
Accessed on 2022/08/12 05:29:32

Related place
England
Related people
Woolf, Virginia
Related text or manuscript
The Diary of Virginia Woolf
Related place
England
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