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Record 5939

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
"'On first reading Shelley", he writes, "I told myself that this was a new kind of verse, such as I had not known existed." Now it was the VERSE, not the argument, which had an effect upon Masefield which he describes as "electric and ecstatic", and he tells how excited he was by the CONSTRUCTION of "The Revolt of Islam"'.
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, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: The Revolt of Islam
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5939  
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: 39
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Muriel Spark, John Masefield (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5939, accessed: 22 August 2019

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