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Record 6043

Reading Experience:

'After Stalingrad, [Bernard Kops] immersed himself in Russian literature. A GI dating his sister introduced him to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1940 and 31 Dec 1945
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London, East End
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:Bernard Kops
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1926
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: leatherworker's son, later cook
Religion: Jewish
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: Walt Whitman
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6043  
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: 459
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 459,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

See Bernard Kops, 'World is a Wedding', various page references.



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