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Record Number: 29306


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Robert Graves lent me his manuscript poems to read: some very bad, violent and repulsive. A few full of promise and real beauty. He oughtn't to publish yet.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

2 Dec 1915

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Graves

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

29306

Source:

Print

Author:

Siegfried Sassoon

Editor:

Rupert Hart-Davis

Title:

Siegfried Sassoon Diaries 1915-1918

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Hart-Davis (ed.), Siegfried Sassoon Diaries 1915-1918, (London, 1983), p. 21, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29306, accessed: 28 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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