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Record 1316

Reading Experience:

'[Muir] wrote to Stephen Spender in the summer of 1944 that Bowra's book had made him realise that he had been writing symbolist poetry himself for years without realising it. He added: "He inspired me to write one deliberately, which I enclose".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1944
Country: Scotland
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:Edwin Muir
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 1887
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Poet and critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: C. Maurice Bowra
Title: The Heritage of Symbolism
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1316  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margery McCulloch
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Edwin Muir: Poet, Critic and Novelist
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 45
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margery McCulloch, Edwin Muir: Poet, Critic and Novelist (Edinburgh, 1993), p. 45,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

The poem was 'The Rider Victory'



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