His Worship the Mayor

Reading experience

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His Worship the Mayor

Reading experience
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"I have just read Love on the Dole and His Worship The Mayor, books which were sent me by a friend a short time ago, for the second time, and I feel impelled to tell you that I know you to be, not only a born writer, but a great writer ( and I never use that word lightly). I do not know when I have been so deeply, so terribly moved and so strongly impressed as I have been these two superb novels. How on earth you succeeded in combining the beauty and the unutterable tenderness of these books, their beautiful and inevitable form, with such an apalling indictment of our present damnable civilisation, I don"t know. You are such a writer that the terrible tragedies of starvation, the people whose poignant and shining love, love between boy and girl, between husband and wife, love between friends, seem to me to have been known all my life....."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 48 [Experience in 1935, born in 1887]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
Love on the Dole was Walter Greenwood's first novel. This is an extract from a letter to Greenwood in which Edith comments at some length and in which she tells him she will be writing to Siegried Sassoon (who is quoted) to ask if he has read the books. Such a letter does not appear in this collection.

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Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
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Accessed on 2020/10/30 09:27:27

Related place
France
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
France
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His Worship the Mayor

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-20630

Evidence

"I have just read Love on the Dole and His Worship The Mayor, books which were sent me by a friend a short time ago, for the second time, and I feel impelled to tell you that I know you to be, not only a born writer, but a great writer ( and I never use that word lightly). I do not know when I have been so deeply, so terribly moved and so strongly impressed as I have been these two superb novels. How on earth you succeeded in combining the beauty and the unutterable tenderness of these books, their beautiful and inevitable form, with such an apalling indictment of our present damnable civilisation, I don"t know. You are such a writer that the terrible tragedies of starvation, the people whose poignant and shining love, love between boy and girl, between husband and wife, love between friends, seem to me to have been known all my life....."

Source

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR207

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 48 [Experience in 1935, born in 1887]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
January 1 - March 18 1935
Time of Reading Experience
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EXT13
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
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EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
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EuRED : lighting
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Notes
Love on the Dole was Walter Greenwood's first novel. This is an extract from a letter to Greenwood in which Edith comments at some length and in which she tells him she will be writing to Siegried Sassoon (who is quoted) to ask if he has read the books. Such a letter does not appear in this collection.

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/77314
Accessed on 2020/10/30 09:27:28

Related place
France
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
France
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How on earth you succeeded in combining the beauty and the unutterable tenderness of these books, their beautiful and inevitable form, with such an apalling indictment of our present damnable civilisation, I don"t know. You are such a writer that the terrible tragedies of starvation, the people whose poignant and shining love, love between boy and girl, between husband and wife, love between friends, seem to me to have been known all my life....."</ptr>
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