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Record Number: 21896


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He is likely to have read a good deal of French verse as well as prose during the winter of 1914-15; there are several relevant books in his library, including a few marked anthologies, and a 1914 transcription of Verlaine's sonnet 'Mon reve familier'.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1914 and 1 Mar 1915

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Merignac

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:

tutor, later soldier and poet

Religion:

none

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:

Paul Verlaine

Title:

'Mon Reve Familier'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21896

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet, (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 41, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21896, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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