Virginia Woolf in Richmond - 23 June, 1923

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924, page 178:

We have seen a great many people.  Roger's lectures provide a rendezvous. Eliot dined last Sunday & read his poem.  He sang it & chanted it rhythmed it.  It has great beauty & force of phrase: symmetry; & tensity.  What connects it together, I'm not so sure. But he read till he had to rush - letters to write about the London Magazine - & discussion thus was curtailed. One was left, however, with some strong emotion.  The Waste Land it is called; & Mary Hutch, who has heard it more quietly, interprets it to be Tom's autobiography - a …   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924 (:London, 1978), p. 178. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Richmond


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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written by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 June, 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:05:52 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:48:03 +0000