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Record Number: 32968


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Your Lucretius arrived in all its beauty of type and cover. It is a noble poem and I wish it were printed in a more compressed form so that one could have it in the pocket and read it more. It does now sound like a translation the words seem so natural to the thought … I can say no more than that I got deep pleasure from it and thank you very much. I’m reading some Shakespeare—Sturge Moore, G. Bottomley H. G. Wells—Sturge Moore delights me—they are only small things I mean as number of words go,— but he is after my own heart. You know what I think of G. B. And that old hawker of immortality how glad one feels, he is not a witness of these terrible times—he would only have been flung into this terrible destruction, like the rest of us. Anyway we all hope it’ll all end well.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1917 and 31 Mar 1918

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

county

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, Kings 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:

H. G. Wells

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32968

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:

265

Additional Comments:

Letter to R. C.Trevelyan, n.d.

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 265, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32968, accessed: 17 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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