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Record Number: 32951


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I am still in the hospital and expect to be for at least two days more … Just now I don’t know where I can keep books. I have with me Donne’s poems and Brown’s “Religion De Medici” and must carry both in my pocket. I have drawn some of the chaps in the hospital and can see heaps of subject matter all over. If you could send me any small books or news that might interest me I think I could find a place for them. A small box of watercolours would be handy. I cannot get one in this town. I can only get Sundays off so have no chance of finding out as the evenings are pitch black and no shops are visible. Cigarettes or any small eatables also help to make things pleasanter.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1915 and 30 Nov 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bury St Edmunds
county: Suffolk
specific address: Military Hospital Depot, Bury St Edmunds

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:

Isaac Rosenberg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, 12th Suffolk Regiment

Religion:

Jewish

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 Donne

Title:

Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Possibly G. Saintsbury edns. 1895; 1901

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32951

Source:

Print

Author:

Isaac Rosenberg

Editor:

Ian Parsons

Title:

The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

221

Additional Comments:

Letter to unidentified recipient November 1915, from Military Hospital Depot, Bury St Edmunds

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 221, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32951, accessed: 17 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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