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Record Number: 22572


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had by this time [his mid-teens] also struck up a friendship with a young, unemployed, linotype operator, six or seven years older than myself. He lived in a street at the back of the Lodging House, was a member of the Left book Club, and lent me (among much else) his copy of Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier". Somehow, too, I came upon the poems of Auden, Spender, Day-Lewis, MacNeice; Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 24 Aug 1930 and 30 Jul 1933

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Launceston
county: Cornwall

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:

Charles Causley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Aug 1917

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Orwell

Title:

Road to Wigan Pier, The

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from a friend


Source Information:

Record ID:

22572

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Harry Chambers

Title:

Causley at Seventy

Place of Publication:

Calstock

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harry Chambers (ed.), Causley at Seventy (Calstock, 1987), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22572, accessed: 19 October 2019


Additional Comments:

source: essay 'A Kitchen in the Morning' by Charles Causley.

   
   
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