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Record 21921

Reading Experience:

'Nothing before "Le Feu" had given such an appallingly vivid description of trench warfare or combined it with such passionate political conviction. The English translation, "Under Fire", appeared in June 1917 and Sassoon was reading it by mid-August; he lent it to Owen, who seems to have read it at Craiglockhart and again in December'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 15 Aug 1917 and 31 Dec 1917
Country: England and Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Scarborough and Craiglockhart
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: England and Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henri Barbusse
Title: Under Fire
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: translation of the french "Le Feu"
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Sassoon


Source Information:

Record ID: 21921  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dominic Hibberd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Owen the Poet
  Place of Publication: Basingstoke
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 128
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 128,, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:



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