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Record Number: 1316


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Muir] wrote to Stephen Spender in the summer of 1944 that Bowra's book had made him realise that he had been writing symbolist poetry himself for years without realising it. He added: "He inspired me to write one deliberately, which I enclose".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 1944

Country:

Scotland

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:

Edwin Muir

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

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:

C. Maurice Bowra

Title:

The Heritage of Symbolism

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1316

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:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margery McCulloch, Edwin Muir: Poet, Critic and Novelist (Edinburgh, 1993), p. 45, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1316, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

The poem was 'The Rider Victory'

   
   
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