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Record 20341

Reading Experience:

'A colleague at the Council, later to achieve distinction as a poet, sent me a copy of his first slim volume of verse with a note: "This is to get you into trouble with the secret police!" A characteristic irony, for the poems were far from subversive; the reference, I think, was rather to what he [italics] could [end italics] have written but had suppressed'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 1 Jul 1943
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
other location: British Council Offices
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:Ralph Glasser
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1916
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later economist
Religion: Jewish
Country of origin: England, of Lithuanian parents
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
gift from the writer


Source Information:

Record ID: 20341  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ralph Glasser
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Gorbals Boy at Oxford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ralph Glasser, Gorbals Boy at Oxford (London, 1988), p. 180,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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