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Record Number: 32958


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Your Georgian B. has arrived at last; many many thanks. I pounced on King Lear’s Wife, and though it was not more than I expected, it was not less. The only fault I can find is the diction. It has the aspect of talking to children, in some places. Goneril is marvellously drawn. Lear is a bit shadowy, perhaps, but altogether as a poetic drama, it is of the very highest kind … Rupert Brooke’s poem on Clouds is marvellous; his style offends me; it is gaudy and reminiscent … I also received your packet of papers which I’ve had no time yet to look into.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 28 Jul 1916 and 17 Aug 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Somme
other location: behind the lines (unspecified location)

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, 11th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancasters Regiment

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rupert Brooke

Title:

Clouds

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Georgian Poetry Book 1913-1915 (1916)

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

32958

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:

241

Additional Comments:

Letter to Sydney Schiff before 17 August 1916 behind the lines

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 241, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32958, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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