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Record Number: 21919


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[that civilians could believe soldiers were happy in the trenches] is evident from plenty of civilian verse, including, for example, a poem in John Oxenham's "The Vision Splendid" (1917), a book Owen had read at Craiglockhart'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 30 Jun 1917 and 1 Nov 1917

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Craiglockhart military 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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

soldier and poet

Religion:

none

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 Oxenham [pseud.]

Title:

Vision Splendid, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21919

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

121

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21919, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Oxenham was the pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley

   
   
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