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Record Number: 32911


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thank you very much for "Battle" [W. W. Gibson], but curse this nib. To me it is not as good as Housman; some things appeal to me for setting, but not strongly[.] The first is pretty and “Deaf” and “Comrades” I like best. The last is good too … cheero for Gibson. I lent "Battle" to my platoon sergeant for an experiment; and he particularly chose “Comrades”, which pleased me … Did you read any account of that Asquith gathering of the poets to read their own things? There was quite a long account in that deplorable rag the "Weekly Dispatch". Davies seems to have been the chief figure of importance, and Yeats of fun.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1916 and 1 May 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Salisbury
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Park House Camp

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:

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Title:

Battle

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Elkin Mathews, 1915

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32911

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:

80

Additional Comments:

Letter to J. W. Haines from Park House Camp, Salisbury, 1 May 1916

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 80, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32911, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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