All Summer in a Day: An Autobiographical Fantasia

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All Summer in a Day: An Autobiographical Fantasia

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"The more I read the book, the more wonderful it seems to me. It is really a great book. Arthur says, and I more than agree with him, that the passage about Pyramus and Thisbe will, in the future, be regarded as one of the greatest passages in English literature. As I say, I agree, but the whole book in its entirety is to me like some wonderful and unspeakably moving music. It excites one, moves one, intoxicates one to an incredible degree. The worst is, it unfits one for daily life. To have to eat one"s lunch in the middle of reading it is practically impossible. And I got, literally, no sleep after it, on Friday night. I couldn"t sleep after it. This isn"t talent - not even great talent- not even a great gift - it is genius. You know what my pride in you is. I am most terribly proud to be your sister."

Source

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Aged 39 [Experience in 1926, born in 1887]

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Notes
This letter is a typical example of the effusive praise with which Edith always responded to both her brothers' (Sacheverall and Osbert) work. The 'Arthur' to whom Edith refers in this letter is Arthur Waley ( 1889 1966) orientalist and translator. he was a friend of all three Sitwells but particularly close to Sacheverall.

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Accessed on 2019/12/08 17:05:21

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England
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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All Summer in a Day: An Autobiographical Fantasia

Reading experience
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ukred-19433

Evidence

"The more I read the book, the more wonderful it seems to me. It is really a great book. Arthur says, and I more than agree with him, that the passage about Pyramus and Thisbe will, in the future, be regarded as one of the greatest passages in English literature. As I say, I agree, but the whole book in its entirety is to me like some wonderful and unspeakably moving music. It excites one, moves one, intoxicates one to an incredible degree. The worst is, it unfits one for daily life. To have to eat one"s lunch in the middle of reading it is practically impossible. And I got, literally, no sleep after it, on Friday night. I couldn"t sleep after it. This isn"t talent - not even great talent- not even a great gift - it is genius. You know what my pride in you is. I am most terribly proud to be your sister."

Source

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Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 39 [Experience in 1926, born in 1887]

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October 26 1926
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This letter is a typical example of the effusive praise with which Edith always responded to both her brothers' (Sacheverall and Osbert) work. The 'Arthur' to whom Edith refers in this letter is Arthur Waley ( 1889 1966) orientalist and translator. he was a friend of all three Sitwells but particularly close to Sacheverall.

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/75364
Accessed on 2019/12/08 17:05:21

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