A Poor Man's House

Reading experience

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A Poor Man's House

Reading experience
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Evidence

"There are books one seems to have read before, and books one doesn"t want to read, books that one reads with annoyance, pleasure, exasperation or wonder; but this, your ""P[oor]M[an"s] H[ouse"" is a book for which one seems to have waited all the time [...]. I am not a critic. [...]. I will tell you instead what has happened. I walked into my room, came up to the table you know, took up your book and opened it at the first page of the text (not of the preface). When I came to myself with a queer sense of unutterable fatigue I was still standing and I had reached page 62--not glancing through mind you, but giving each phrase, each word, each image its full value as I went." Hence follow 16 lines of unqualified praise.

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Conrad, Joseph
Aged 51 [Experience in 1908, born in 1857]

Details of the reading experience

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Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
This experience has been recorded in some detail because of the precise description of the reading experience. For note on author see letter May 1908 p. 84 of source text, fn. 2

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2020/10/21 23:34:53

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911
Related place
England
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A Poor Man's House

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-24966

Evidence

"There are books one seems to have read before, and books one doesn"t want to read, books that one reads with annoyance, pleasure, exasperation or wonder; but this, your ""P[oor]M[an"s] H[ouse"" is a book for which one seems to have waited all the time [...]. I am not a critic. [...]. I will tell you instead what has happened. I walked into my room, came up to the table you know, took up your book and opened it at the first page of the text (not of the preface). When I came to myself with a queer sense of unutterable fatigue I was still standing and I had reached page 62--not glancing through mind you, but giving each phrase, each word, each image its full value as I went." Hence follow 16 lines of unqualified praise.

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Conrad, Joseph
Aged 51 [Experience in 1908, born in 1857]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
October 3 - 31 1908
Time of Reading Experience
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EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes
This experience has been recorded in some detail because of the precise description of the reading experience. For note on author see letter May 1908 p. 84 of source text, fn. 2

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 Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/84335
Accessed on 2020/10/21 23:34:53

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911
Related place
England
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