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Record Number: 5763


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Masefield habitually purchased a book each Friday evening and read it over the weekend. Among the first purchases was a seventy-five cent copy of Chaucer; and that evening, as he recalled, "I stretched myself on my bed, and began to read 'The Parliament of Fowls'; and with the first lines entered into a world of poetry until then unknown to me". As a result, Masefield's study of poetry deepened, and Chaucer, John Milton, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats became his mentors. Shelley converted the impressionable youth to vegetarianism....Unfortunately [he] overdid vegetarianism by abjuring milk; and, weak from lack of protein, he finally gave up the regimen'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1895 and 31 Dec 1897

Country:

United States of America

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

United States of America

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

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5763

Source:

Print

Author:

Sanford Sternlicht

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

Boston

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sanford Sternlicht, John Masefield (Boston, 1977), p. 25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5763, accessed: 07 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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