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Record Number: 3354


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1955 Manny Shinwell - who read all of Palgrave's Golden Treasury to his children, and had consoled himself in prison with Keats and Tennyson - regretted that that poetic heritage had been surrendered to the cinema and radio: "In the early days of the [socialist] movement it was common practice of speakers to recite poetry...".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: in prison

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:

Emmanuel (Manny) Shinwell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 10 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

factory worker, unionist - later politician

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Keats

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3354

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 195, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3354, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See Manny Shinwell, 'Conflict Without Malice' (1955), p.44-6

   
   
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