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Graham Greene: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
As novelist, essayist, critic and playwright, Graham Greene was one of the leading English literary figures of the twentieth century. This CD provides an overview of Greene’s life and achievements in his own words. The recordings are drawn from rarely heard BBC broadcasts together with extracts from the longest recorded interview that he gave. Greene reads passages from several of his autobiographical works - notably In Search of a Character and Ways of Escape - and discusses in depth how his travels to far corners of the world and constant search for excitement informed his writing. Most of the recordings are being published here for the first time.

Track listing
1. ‘Our interest’s on the dangerous edge of things’ Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 0.23 [extract] Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis
2. ‘Sonnet’ Date of recording: 04.1982. Duration 2.42 [extract]. Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis
3. Divided loyalties. Date of recording: 04.1982. Duration 6.30 [extract]. Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis
4. Shirley Temple. Date of broadcast: 03.12.1975. Duration 2.39 [extract]. From the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Kaleidoscope’.
5. Novels and entertainments. Date of broadcast 14.08.1969. Duration 1.20 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘A Writer at Work’.
6. On Brighton Rock. Date of recording 08.04.1970. Duration 3.00 From the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Now Read On’.
7. Convoy to West Africa [extract]. Date of recording 26.10.1961. Duration 1.13
From the BBC Radio programme ‘Life and Letters: Raw Material’.
8. In Search of a Character [extracts]. Date of recording 26.10.1961. Duration 11.18
From the BBC Radio programme ‘Life and Letters: Raw Material’.
9. Indo-China. Date of broadcast 14.08.1969. Duration: 2.49 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘A Writer at Work’.
Track listing
10. ‘A Small Affair’. Date of broadcast 10.08.1953. Duration 23.40 Broadcast by BBC Radio on the Third Programme.
11. Greeneland. Date of recording: 04.1982. Duration 2.30 [extract]. Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis
12. On films of his books. Date of recording: 04.1982. Duration 4.01 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis
13. Address at PEN International meeting. Date of recording: 29.03.1968. Duration 4.39
Recorded by the BBC in London.
14. Questionnaire. Date of broadcast 03.12.1975. Duration 1.09 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Kaleidoscope’.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1952-1982
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
English language and literature; Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Greene, Graham; literature - English; novelists; radio interviews

Credits

Contributor
Graham Greene; NIgel Lewis

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£9.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.

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