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A series of four programmes
To some extent the past is always used as a deposit of experience or wisdom; but attitudes towards it vary from time to time, and also in different spheres of human activity. Some of the inheritance -in the form of ceremonies and institutions—is common to all spheres; some is craft-knowledge. At present there is, it seems, a fairly general impatience with tradition. What is it that the impatient ones want to reject ? Can they do it? Frank Kermode discusses such questions, with people variously expert in the arts and professions.
1: Tradition and Creation-
The Breach with the Past
FRANK KERMODE , Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Manchester talks about the subject and presents conversations with HAROLD ROSENBERG , American art critic and author of The Tradition of the New
ERNST GOMBRICH, Director of the Warburg Institute and author of Art and Illusion
JACQUES BARZUN , Professor of History in the Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University, New York, and author of Classic, Romantic and Modern


Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Harold Rosenberg
Unknown: Jacques Barzun

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