Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 23677


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I wrote endless imitations, though I never thought them to be imitations but, rather wonderfully original things, like eggs laid by tigers. They were imitations of anything I happened to be reading at the time: Sir Thomas Brown, de Quincey, Henry Newbolt, the Ballads, Blake, Baroness Orczy, Marlowe, Chums, the Imagists, the Bible, Poe, Keats, Lawrence, Anon., and Shakespeare. A mixed lot as you see, and randomly remembered'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 27 Sep 1927 and 27 Sep 1932

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swansea

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:

Dylan Thomas

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Oct 1914

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Christopher Marlowe

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23677

Source:

Print

Author:

Andrew Sinclair

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Dylan the Bard: A life of Dylan Thomas

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Andrew Sinclair, Dylan the Bard: A life of Dylan Thomas, (London, 1999), p. 195, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=23677, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

These words are Thomas's own from a 'Poetic Manifesto' published in 1961 in "Texas Quarterly"

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design