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The Spoken Word: British Poets (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)

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From Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Ted Hughes, this remarkable three-CD set offers an audio tour of some of the greatest British poets from the last century. Thirty poets are included in all, each reading from their own work, often with their own spoken introductions.

The selection includes historic recordings by Tennyson and Robert Browning, and British Poet Laureates John Masefield, Cecil Day Lewis, and John Betjeman. There are unforgettable voices, such as Edith Sitwell and Dylan Thomas, and rare recordings by poets such as Philip Larkin and Edwin Morgan. Other poets included are Laurence Binyon, Robert Graves, Basil Bunting, Stevie Smith, Louis MacNeice, Stephen Spender, George Barker, David Gascoyne, Kingsley Amis, and Thom Gunn.

            The majority of the recordings are taken from BBC broadcasts and are available here for the first time since they were broadcast, making this the most authoritative and exciting audio survey of a century of British poetry.

 “A dream of the perfect literary cocktail party.”—Lev Grossman, Time, on The Spoken Word series

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Total Running Time: 217 minutes

Disc One

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Robert Browning

Laurence Binyon

Walter de la Mare

John Masefield

Edith Sitwell

Hugh MacDiarmid

Robert Graves

David Jones

Basil Bunting

Stevie Smith

Disc Two

Cecil Day Lewis

John Betjeman

W H Auden

Louis MacNeice

Stephen Spender

Sorley MacLean

R S Thomas

George Barker

Dylan Thomas

David Gascoyne

Disc Three

John Heath-Stubbs

W S Graham

Edwin Morgan

George Mackay Brown

Kingsley Amis

Philip Larkin

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Thom Gunn

Ted Hughes

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British Library
Single Author - British & Irish
The British Library
British Library, The
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
British Library - British Library Sound Archive
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