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Record Number: 23679


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:

Emmuska Orczy

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23679

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://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23679, accessed: 16 September 2019


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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