Alexandria: A History and Guide

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"I cannot tell you with what delight I found your lovely history of Alexandria, and your most kind letter, awaiting me when I returned here on Thursday. ( I was delayed in London)the book has a beauty that makes one feel calmed -(at the moment I am reading the section on literature) as one feels calmed when looking at certain statues and listening to certain music. I am deeply grateful to you for sending it to me, and am proud to have it inscribed in your handwriting. I wish you could know what pleasure I feel in reading this book. Whilst I was in London, I found people tearing about, and declaring they could read nothing but newspapers. What a strange way of trying to retain one"s sanity! For myself, I have been reading Nashe"s Lenten Stuffe, and now I am reading Alexandria."

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This is an extract from a letter to EM Forster dated 1st October 1939. Edith also refers to meeting EM Forster at the London Library 'the other day' and to tell him that she is sending him separately a copy of her own book ""I Live Under a Black Sun"" which she begs him to believe is not a novel but an allegory.

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Accessed on 2020/02/23 06:45:15

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Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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Alexandria: A History and Guide

Reading experience
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Evidence

"I cannot tell you with what delight I found your lovely history of Alexandria, and your most kind letter, awaiting me when I returned here on Thursday. ( I was delayed in London)the book has a beauty that makes one feel calmed -(at the moment I am reading the section on literature) as one feels calmed when looking at certain statues and listening to certain music. I am deeply grateful to you for sending it to me, and am proud to have it inscribed in your handwriting. I wish you could know what pleasure I feel in reading this book. Whilst I was in London, I found people tearing about, and declaring they could read nothing but newspapers. What a strange way of trying to retain one"s sanity! For myself, I have been reading Nashe"s Lenten Stuffe, and now I am reading Alexandria."

Source

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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/79392
Accessed on 2020/02/23 06:45:15

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