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Record 21862

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Not long afterwards I was reminded of this conversation by some lines from E. A. Mackintosh's "Cha Till Maccruimein," in his volume of poems "A Highland Regiment", which Roland's mother and sister had sent me for Christmas:'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Apr 1918 and 31 Dec 1918
Country: unknown
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:Vera Brittain
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1893
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: E.A. Mackintosh
Title: Cha Till Maccruimein
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21862  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Youth
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 416
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 416, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21862, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

Vera Brittain is referring to a conversation between some of the patients in her hospital ward in which they discuss supernatural experiences on the First World War battlefields. She goes on to quote lines from the poem on this theme. Roland was her fiance, killed during the war.

 

 

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