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Record Number: 5956


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Fine writing and realism were what John Masefield was after in prose. In poetry, it was the upsurge of feeling and rhythm first released by Swinburne. Masefield wrote in a letter to me after my first meeting with him, "Swinburne meant much to my generation: he was literary, he adored the French masters, who were then our masters in all things: he was generous beyond most poets...:he was one of the real discoverers of Blake: he could write exquisite verse in an age of exquisite verse: he laid us all at his feet with half a dozen things which I cannot read without emotion now. he was one of the first romantic poets to be read by me: and Chastelard, to a boy, is all that the heart can desire and the lines on the death of Baudelaire all that genius and grief can utter".'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1895 and 1900

Country:

England or USA

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York or London

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 writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England or USA

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Title:

Chastelard

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5956

Source:

Print

Author:

Muriel Spark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953 (rev. ed. 1992)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Muriel Spark, John Masefield (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5956, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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