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Record Number: 25127


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Which reminds me I noticed an extract from Ben Jonson the other day which said 'the third requisite in our poet, or maker, is imitation... to follow him (Auden, in my case) till he grow very He; or so like him that the copy may be mistaken for the principal...'"

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1940 and 20 Dec 1940

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: 33 Cherry Orchard, Lichfield

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:

Philip Larkin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Aug 1922

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student, Librarian, Poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ben Jonson

Title:

extract

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25127

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Larkin

Editor:

Anthony Thwaite

Title:

Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Larkin, Anthony Thwaite (ed.), Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985 (London, 1992), p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25127, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Larkin was staying with relatives in wartime Lichfield. The letter is to J.B Sutton, dated 20 December 1940.

   
   
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