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Record 3353

Reading Experience:

'In 1955 Manny Shinwell - who read all of Palgrave's Golden Treasury to his children, and had consoled himself in prison with Keats and Tennyson - regretted that that poetic heritage had been surrendered to the cinema and radio: "In the early days of the [socialist] movement it was common practice of speakers to recite poetry...".'
Century: 1900-1945
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:Emmanuel (Manny) Shinwell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Oct 1884
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: factory worker, unionist - later politician
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
his children
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Title: Golden Treasury of English Song and Lyrics
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3353  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 195
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 195,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

See Manny Shinwell, 'Conflict Without Malice' (1955), p.44-6



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