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Record Number: 20331


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With Mademoiselle Fleury that morning I had been struck by some lines in Ronsard's "Sonnets pour Helene", bittersweet, barbed, that drove home a feeling I had recognised and resisted long before, a sense of the intransigent flux of life, unappeasable in the midst of sweetness - intimations of mortality, of transient triumph. I tried out the thought on Bill: "Quand vous serez bien vielle, au soir, a la chandelle, Assise aupres du feu, devidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous emerveillant, Ronsard me celebrait du temps que j'etais belle".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 1 Oct 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later economist

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England, of Lithuanian extraction

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Pierre Ronsard

Title:

Sonnets pour Helene

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

20331

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gorbals Boy at Oxford

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Gorbals Boy at Oxford (London, 1988), p. 71, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20331, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Sonnet II.

   
   
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