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Record Number: 8419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Sydney] Cockerell [...] busied himself with sending "The Farmer's Bride" to everyone he could think of [...] Wilfred Scawen Blunt [...] found the situations in Charlotte [Mew]'s poems puzzling and questioned their "sexual sincerity". Siegfried Sassoon was captivated at once and remained her faithful reader always. A. E. Housman [...] liked the little book, although he complained [in letter of 9 September 1918] that, like most female poets, Miss Mew put in ornament that did not suit the speaker.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1918 and 31 Dec 1918

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Siegfried Sassoon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Mew

Title:

The Farmer's Bride

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8419

Source:

Print

Author:

Penelope Fitzgerald

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Charlotte Mew and Her Friends

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

170

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends (London, 1984), p. 170, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8419, accessed: 21 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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