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Record Number: 32979


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘‘Tis a crude, vagabondage of a life … here I am watching a fair old village toppling about my head. I think the wreckage will look even sicklier when the orchard-trees break out, like the souls of infants in Limbo. I am able to read here, but have nothing left now. I receive your Red Triangle with gratitude, but do you think, now, I’m going to read the war-impressions of home-editors? If, here & there, you get a true version of the business—so much the more unreadable … I still tipple "Punch" as hilariously as ever. But don’t send any, for some one or other is bound to have one. What I should like would be a current Poetry Review.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Jan 1917 and 11 Mar 1917

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Le Quesnoy-en Santerre
county: Somme

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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

2/Lt., 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

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:

Punch

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

32979

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

442

Additional Comments:

Letter to undisclosed recipient, 11 March 1917 Le Quesnoy-en-Santerre (Somme)

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 442, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32979, accessed: 17 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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