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Record Number: 1309


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romantic and post-Romantic periods which were concerned both with visionary experience and with the need to transcend human suffering. He tells us: I was enchanted by The Solitary Reaper, the Ode to a Nightingale, the Ode to the West Wind, The Lotus Eaters, and the chorus from Atalanta in Calydon'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1912 and 1919

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow

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:

Edwin Muir

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

worked in various offices including bone factory, later poet and critic

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Keats

Title:

'Ode to a Nightingale'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1309

Source:

Print

Author:

Margery McCulloch

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Edwin Muir: Poet, Critic and Novelist

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margery McCulloch, Edwin Muir: Poet, Critic and Novelist (Edinburgh, 1993), p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1309, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

See Edwin Muir, 'An Autobiography' (1954) p.99

   
   
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