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Record 22574

Reading Experience:

'I had by this time [his mid-teens] also struck up a friendship with a young, unemployed, linotype operator, six or seven years older than myself. He lived in a street at the back of the Lodging House, was a member of the Left book Club, and lent me (among much else) his copy of Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier". Somehow, too, I came upon the poems of Auden, Spender, Day-Lewis, MacNeice; Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 24 Aug 1930 and 30 Jul 1933
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Launceston
county: Cornwall
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:Charles Causley
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Aug 1917
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Stephen Spender
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22574  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Harry Chambers
  Title: Causley at Seventy
  Place of Publication: Calstock
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harry Chambers (ed.), Causley at Seventy (Calstock, 1987), p. 104,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

source: essay 'A Kitchen in the Morning' by Charles Causley.



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