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Record 21919

Reading Experience:

'[that civilians could believe soldiers were happy in the trenches] is evident from plenty of civilian verse, including, for example, a poem in John Oxenham's "The Vision Splendid" (1917), a book Owen had read at Craiglockhart'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 30 Jun 1917 and 1 Nov 1917
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Craiglockhart military hospital
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: soldier and poet
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Oxenham [pseud.]
Title: Vision Splendid, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21919  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dominic Hibberd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Owen the Poet
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 121,, accessed: 27 June 2022

Additional comments:

Oxenham was the pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley



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