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Record Number: 25636


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read "An Anthology of War Poems", introduced by Edmund Blunden. Owen's poetry stands well above all the others - his "Strange Meeting" is worth all the others put together - or nearly so. Branford's sonnets are conspicuous and Sassoon's work distinctive, but Owen has not only Branford's "high seriousness" and Sasoon's objectivity but also a sure craftsmanship - he is always the artist in full control of his medium. Beside his work, Sassoon's sounds almost hysterical and Blunden's slightly artificial. After laying down this book I realised for the first time that, notwithstanding the large company of our war poets, our really fine war poems are very few in number.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 Jun 1932

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling: in bed

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:

William Soutar

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Apr 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

poet

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Title:

Strange Meeting

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published in Blunden's "Anthology of War Poems"

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25636

Source:

Print

Author:

William Soutar

Editor:

Alexander Scott

Title:

Diaries of a dying man

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 36, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25636, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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