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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 6043


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After Stalingrad, [Bernard Kops] immersed himself in Russian literature. A GI dating his sister introduced him to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1940 and 31 Dec 1945

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London, East End

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:

Bernard Kops

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1926

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

leatherworker's son, later cook

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walt Whitman

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6043

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

459

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 459, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6043, accessed: 08 April 2020


Additional Comments:

See Bernard Kops, 'World is a Wedding', various page references.

   
   
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