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Record 25629

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Finished reading "The Northern Muse", arranged by John Buchan. A fine anthology - yet one must admit that our greatest poems are ballads by unknown men. If a choice had to be made, we could not sacrifice the ballad corpus even for Burns or Dunbar. Here all the passions and pains of humanity stark clear from the shadow of individuality. Here are the poems of Everyman.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 30 Aug 1931
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling: in bed
   
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:William Soutar
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Apr 1898
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: poet
Religion: atheist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Buchan
Title: The Northern Muse
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25629  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Soutar
  Editor: Alexander Scott
  Title: Diaries of a dying man
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25629, accessed: 19 October 2019

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