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Record Number: 5933


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After "Trilby" came the effect of "Peter Ibbetson". "It came to me", writes the poet of this book, "just when I needed an inner life". From "Peter Ibbetson" he learned of the existence of Villon and of de Musset. He read these poets but "the time was not ripe for either".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1895 and 1897

Country:

U.S.A

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

U.S.A

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Francois Villon

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5933

Source:

Print

Author:

Muriel Spark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953 (rev. ed. 1992)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Muriel Spark, John Masefield, (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 38, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5933, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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