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Record Number: 32969


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I have been in topsy turveydom since I last saw you and have not been able to write. Even now it is in the extremest difficulties that I’m writing this. I wanted to talk about the Georgian Book which I had sent over to me but have not had time to more than glance through. I liked J. C. Squire’s poem about the “House” enormously and all his other poems. [W. J.] Turner’s are very beautiful and Sassoon has power. Masefield seemed rather commonplace, but please don’t take my jud[ge]ment at anything because I have hardly looked at them. I am back in the trenches which are terrible now. We spend most of our time pulling each other out of the mud. I am not fit at all now and am more in the way than any use. You see I appear in excellent health and a doctor will make no distinction between health and strength. I am not strong.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1918 and 31 Mar 1918

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Arras
county: Pas-de-Calais
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, 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:

Edward Marsh

Title:

Georgian Poetry 1916-1917

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1917

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32969

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:

267

Additional Comments:

Letter to Edward Marsh, 26 January 1918

Citation:

Isaac Rosenberg, Ian Parsons (ed.), The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, Paintings and Drawings, (London, 1984), p. 267, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32969, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

This issue is readily identifiable and contains all the works mentioned.

   
   
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