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Record 10191

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter 255 April 7th 1940 'I?ve got this sudden craze for the Michael Angelo Sonnetts & have set about half a dozen of them (in Italian ? pretty brave, but there are people who speak good Italian, and after Rimbaud in French, I feel I can attack anything!)'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1913 and 7 Apr 1940
Country: Britain and North America
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:Benjamin Britten
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1913
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Britain and North America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Michelangelo Buonarrotti
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10191  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten et al
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 2
  Page: 800-801
  Additional comments: From the editor?s footnote: ?These were finally to become Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22, for tenor and piano, completed at Amityville, on 30 October. Editors: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed

Citation: Benjamin Britten et al, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten. Volume Two 1939-45 (London, 1988), 2, p. 800-801, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10191, accessed: 08 December 2023

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