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American Poets: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This three CD set is a companion to the British Poets compilation. Around 30 poets are included, from Gertrude Stein, born in 1874, to Amiri Baraka, born in 1934. The 20th century was a time of enormous energy and variety in American poetry, embracing such illustrious names as T S Eliot, e e cummings, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Each of the poets is heard reading from their own work. The recordings are mostly taken from previously unpublished BBC broadcasts.
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 - North American

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
210 minutes
Year
2014

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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