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Record Number: 32961


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Thanks very much for the papers. I liked the article on the Somme Cinemas; of course Chesterton on Zangwill was nearer home; but C seems sly and certainly anti Jewish. We are having rotten wet weather in the trenches, mucky and souzing and cold. I don’t think I’ve been dry yet, these last 3 days.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 6 Aug 1916 and 31 Aug 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Somme
other location: trenches

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:

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32961

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:

244

Additional Comments:

Letter to Sydney Schiff late August 1916 from the trenches

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 244, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32961, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

I have not been able to trace these articles.

   
   
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