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Record 21896

Reading Experience:

'He is likely to have read a good deal of French verse as well as prose during the winter of 1914-15; there are several relevant books in his library, including a few marked anthologies, and a 1914 transcription of Verlaine's sonnet 'Mon reve familier'.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Oct 1914 and 1 Mar 1915
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Merignac
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:Wilfred Owen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Mar 1893
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: tutor, later soldier and poet
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Paul Verlaine
Title: 'Mon Reve Familier'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21896  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dominic Hibberd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Owen the Poet
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 41,, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:



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