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Stevie Smith: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This CD collects 50 poems and songs read by Stevie Smith and recorded for the BBC over the period 1956-1968. It includes many of Smith’s best-known titles, including Not Waving but Drowning, Thoughts about the Person from Porlock and Do Take Muriel Out. A highlight is a complete live performance from the 1965 Edinburgh Festival, including material not broadcast at the time.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
1956-1968
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
English language and literature; Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; poetry; Smith, Stevie; poetry - 20th century

Credits

Editor
Stephen Cleary
Contributor
Stevie Smith

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
68 minutes
Year
2012

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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