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Record Number: 25675


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It is very difficult to assess the poetry of De la Mare. Compared with Davies and Housman (for example), he is the most comprehensive poet of the three, and has definitely created a world of imagination; but Davies and Housman have a reality in their poems which is often absent from De la Mare, and in the optimism of the one and the fatalism of the other we are ever conscious of listening to human utterance, the warmth of the flesh is in the words.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 1 Aug 1943

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling: in bed

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:

William Soutar

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Apr 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

poet

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter De La Mare

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25675

Source:

Print

Author:

William Soutar

Editor:

Alexander Scott

Title:

Diaries of a dying man

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

n/a

Page:

190

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man, (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 190, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25675, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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