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British Poets: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
From Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Ted Hughes, this three CD compilation offers a survey of some of the greatest British poets of a century and more. 30 poets are included, each reading from their own work, often with their own spoken introductions. The selection includes historic recordings by Tennyson and Robert Browning; poet laureates John Masefield, Cecil Day Lewis, John Betjeman and Ted Hughes; unforgettable voices, such as Edith Sitwell and Dylan Thomas; and rare recordings by Philip Larkin and Edwin Morgan. The majority of the recordings are taken from BBC broadcasts and are published for the first time.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Reviewed in Viewfinder 84 / online
Documentation
Accompanying booklet
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; sound recordings; poetry - 20th century; poetry - British

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£19.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
210 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
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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