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Robert Graves: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
Over a long career Robert Graves proved a prolific writer across a variety of genres, producing historical novels, classical translations and criticism, but he regarded himself as primarily a poet. Drawing on previously unpublished BBC broadcasts that span more than thirty years, this CD presents a selection of recordings of Graves reading and commenting on his poems, including ‘The White Goddess’ and ‘To Juan at the Winter Solstice’. Also featured is a 1954 broadcast titled ‘The Poet and his Public’ in which Graves gives an insight into his feelings about his audience and the difference in his approach to writing poetry and novels.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
English language and literature; Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Graves, Robert; writing; poetry - 20th century; radio broadcasts

Credits

Contributor
Robert Graves

Distribution Formats

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

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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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