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Record Number: 32881


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘J. E. Patterson has written a book around Minehead, perhaps "Fishers of the Sea", or no—"Love Like the Sea"; which I liked. Perhaps you might. He has power, but an amateurish trick of underlining his points which is irritating … The Sonnet of R. B. you sent me, I do not like. It seems to me that Rupert Brooke would not have improved with age, would not have broadened, his manner has become a mannerism, both in ryme and diction. I do not like it.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1911 and 3 Aug 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Ivor Bertie Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Edward Patterson

Title:

Love Like the Sea

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32881

Source:

Print

Author:

Ivor Gurney

Editor:

R. K. R. Thornton,

Title:

Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

29

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott [violinist, musicologist] 3 August 1915, Wintry Farm Camp, Epping, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 29, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32881, accessed: 20 July 2019


Additional Comments:

Date range is very approximate as it is not clear from the evidence whether the reader is recounting a past or recent reading experience. However the wording of the evidence suggests that he had the book at hand to check the title while writing the letter, and may therefore have read it recently.

   
   
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