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  1. By Our Selves (2016)

    Director
    Andrew Kötting
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 83 minutes), £22.99

    BY OUR SELVES documents a four-day walk made by the English poet John Clare from an asylum in the Epping Forest up into Northamptonshire. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in his footsteps...

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  2. Ted Hughes Dreamtime (2015)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £9.99

    Ted Hughes was one of the major poets of his generation. His older brother Gerald Hughes wrote a memoir of their relationship called ‘Ted and I’. The two brothers were close all their lives. This DVD is...

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  3. Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet (2015)

    Subject
    English language and literature

    Poet Michael Symmons Roberts and Queen guitarist Brian May explore 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton, whose early death epitomises the image of the "tortured genius".

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  4. First World War in Poetry (2014)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 70 minutes), £10.00

    Selection of poems written about the First World War read by actor Rory Kinnear. Among the poets represented are Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Thomas Hardy, Laurence Binyon,...

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  5. Great War Poets, The (2014)

    Director
    Bob Carruthers
    Subject
    History; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 46 minutes), £11.00

    Documentary about the First World War poets, including Wilfred Owen, John McCrae, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and A.E.Housman.

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  6. Night Mail - The Gpo Story (2013)

    Director
    Harry Watt; Basil Wright
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 126 minutes), £20.41

    This release includes THE GPO STORY (1986), BBC Arena’s tribute to the Unit featuring many of the original filmmakers, including Harry Watt, Basil Wright, Stuart Legg, Edgar Anstey, Chick Fowle, Pat...

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  7. In Search of Robert Burns (2013)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £12.99

    Documentary about Scottish poet Robert Burns, presented by David Hayman, who explores Burns’ life from his childhood to his rise to fame throughout the nation. The programme also includes a section in...

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  8. Placing the Author: Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove Cottage/ The Poets of Harlem (2012)

    Subject
    Geography; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £12.00

    This video, taken from the Open University’s A230 Reading and Studying module, looks at how landscapes and communities have influenced some of our most famous poetry. From William Wordsworth’s Daffodils...

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  9. Major Works of Jonas Mekas, The (2012)

    Director
    Jonas Mekas
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 798 minutes), £50.00 (individual); £200.00 (institutional)

    This box set brings together the key works of Jonas Mekas, one of the most prolific avant-garde film artists and an acclaimed poet. Born in Lithuania in 1922, chased west by Soviet and Nazi forces, Mekas and...

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  10. Britten: War Requiem (2012)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £29.99

    2012 sees the 50th anniversary of Britten’s War Requiem and the building it was written for, Coventry Cathedral. The work combines the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by the First World War...

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