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Record Number: 197


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Communication between these poets and myself was instantaneous. I saw with delighted amazement that all poetry had been written specially for me. Although I spoke - in my back street urchin accents - of La Belly Dame Sans Murky, yet in Keats's chill little poem I seemed to sense some essence of the eternal ritual of romantic love. And Tennyson's "Morte d'Arthur" bowled me over. I read it again and again until I fairly lived in a world of "armies that clash by night" and stately weeping Queens. So the poets helped me escape the demands of communal living which now, at thirteen, were beginning to be intolerable to me'.

Century:

Date:

Between 1928 and 1928

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: a catholic hostel

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:

Dorothy Burnham

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1915

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

More d'Arthur

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Subscription Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

197

Source:

Print

Author:

Dorothy Burnham

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Through Dooms of Love

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

n/a

Page:

174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dorothy Burnham, Through Dooms of Love (London, 1969), p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=197, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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