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Record Number: 21906


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'the two poets [Owen and Sassoon] probably talked more about literature than anything else. Owen found that they had been "following parallel trenches all our lives" and "had more friends in common, authors I mean, than most people can boast of in a lifetime". By chance, Sassoon was reading a small volume of Keats which Lady Ottoline [Morrel] had sent him. He shared Owen's interest in the late-Victorian poets, including Housman, whose influence is often apparent in his war poems, but Owen was surprised to discover that he admired Hardy "more than anybody living". No doubt Sassoon persuaded him to start reading Hardy's poems. In return, Owen showed him Tailhade's book'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 23 Jul 1917

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Craiglockhart hospital

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:

Siegfried Sassoon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Sep 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

soldier and poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

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:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent to him by Lady ottoline Morrel


Source Information:

Record ID:

21906

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21906, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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