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Record 23354

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From F. T. Palgrave's 'Personal Recollections' of Tennyson: 'Tennyson often spoke of Goethe, in regard to his poetry. Much might be inferior: but as a lyrist certain pieces put him in the first rank. Among these favourites, which he gladly would read, were the "Nachgefuhl": "Der Abschied," admired for its exquisite tenderness: he had les larmes dans la voix by the time he reached the second stanza [...] and perhaps even more did he prize the beautiful song "An den Mond," where I find he has in my copy tremulously pencil-marked the last two stanzas'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Alfred Tennyson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: 'An den Mond'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23354  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 2
  Page: 504
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 504, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23354, accessed: 06 December 2023

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