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Record Number: 21852


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Another, much less predictable [than that of Shelley] influence on Owen's thinking at Dunsden and much later began in October 1911 when he happened to buy a book of new poems by "A modern aspirant (Unknown to me)... I am idly-busy trying to discover the talent of our own days, and the requirements of the public". This book was undoubtedly "Before Dawn: Poems and Impressions" by Harold Monro. Owen read it carefully and could still quote from it two months later'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1911 and 1 Dec 1911

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dunsden
county: Oxfordshire

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:

lay cleric, later soldier and poet

Religion:

Christian

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:

Harold Monro

Title:

Before Dawn: Poems and Impressions

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21852

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14-15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet, (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 14-15, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21852, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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