The Inferno

Reading experience

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The Inferno

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"I have read The Inferno. It is wonderful, the most awful study of on-coming madness one could think of, and the strange thing is, it is entirely a writer"s madness. I mean no one but a writer or artist of some sort would find significance in such small things."

Source

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 27 [Experience in 1914, born in 1887]

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Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
Note. This is not Dante's Inferno. The Editor's notes indicate that the text referred to is an autobiographical work by August Strindberg. This appears to express a genuine instinctive response to the text rather than representing an extract from any critical review of the text.

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Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/74028
Accessed on 2020/02/20 09:17:09

Related place
England
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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The Inferno

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-18643

Evidence

"I have read The Inferno. It is wonderful, the most awful study of on-coming madness one could think of, and the strange thing is, it is entirely a writer"s madness. I mean no one but a writer or artist of some sort would find significance in such small things."

Source

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 27 [Experience in 1914, born in 1887]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
July 28 - December 31 1914
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT122
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
Note. This is not Dante's Inferno. The Editor's notes indicate that the text referred to is an autobiographical work by August Strindberg. This appears to express a genuine instinctive response to the text rather than representing an extract from any critical review of the text.

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:

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/74028
Accessed on 2020/02/20 09:17:10

Related place
England
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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