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Record Number: 21922


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Nothing before "Le Feu" had given such an appallingly vivid description of trench warfare or combined it with such passionate political conviction. The English translation, "Under Fire", appeared in June 1917 and Sassoon was reading it by mid-August; he lent it to Owen, who seems to have read it at Craiglockhart and again in December'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 30 Jun 1917 and 15 Aug 1917

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Craiglockhart military hospital

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:

Siegfried sassoon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Sep 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

soldier and poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henri Barbusse

Title:

Under Fire

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

translation of the French "Le Feu"

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21922

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

128

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet, (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 128, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21922, accessed: 28 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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