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  1. Edward Thomas - Selected Poems (2010)

    Director
    Barnaby Edwards
    Subject
    English language and literature

    A collection of works by the celebrated First World War poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917). The 25-poem selection includes ‘Adlestrop’, ‘Roads’ and ‘In Memoriam [Easter 1915]', plus a complete and...

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  2. Poetry of Sorley Maclean, The (2009)

    Subject
    Literature

    A short online course on the work of Sorley MacLean (1911-1998), who is now regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. However, until the 1970s, his verse was known by very few...

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  3. Reading and Riffing on W.B.yeats (2007)

    Subject
    Literature

    Literary critic Helen Vendler discusses the poetry of W.B.Yeats with Christopher Lydon. Describing him ‘in terms of formal invention, the first modernist’, she gives close readings of ‘An Irish Airman...

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  4. Vikram Seth - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Audio extracts from a radio interview with Indian poet and novelist Vikram Seth, originally broadcast as a Meridian Feature on 4/10/1999, In the extract Vikram Seth talks about: his view of himself as a...

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  5. John Betjeman - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Extracts from two BBC radio interviews with the English poet, journalist and architectural critic John Betjeman. Poet Laureate in 1972, Betjeman’s popular verse celebrated architecture, but concentrated...

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  6. Seamus Heaney- BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Extracts from two BBC radio interviews with the Irish poet, critic and translator Seamus Heaney. In the first interview, broadcast in the Radio 4 serIes TURNING POINTS on 15/11/1988, Seamus Heaney talks to...

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  7. Stevie Smith - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    English language and literature

    Extracts from a radio interview with the British poet and novelist Stevie Smith. Described as one of the most original poetic voices to emerge from the thirties, Stevie Smith’s eccentric, mischievous,...

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  8. Dylan Thomas - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Extracts from a radio talk by the Welsh poet, short-story writer and playwright Dylan Thomas. Broadcast in the WNB series REMINISCENCES OF CHILDHOOD on 6/5/1953, Dylan Thomas talks about first childhood...

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  9. Derek Walcott - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Extracts from a radio interview with the West Indian poet and playwright Derek Walcott. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, Derek Walcott applies an inventive use of language in his plays and...

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  10. W.B. Yeats - BBC Radio Interviews (2003)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ Online

    Extracts from a National Lecture on Modern Poetry given by Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats, originally broadcast on 11/10/1936, in which he talks about the work of Edith Sitwell, the effect of...

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