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' Art and Life ': A Discussion between Mr.


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THE relations between -art and life, and between society and the artist, have been a problem as long as civilization has existed. In our modern industrial civilization the problem has become acute ; not long ago the question, ' Can an artist function in America ?' was discussed in a leading American paper, and many of America's most prominent writers answered no. Things have not yet reached that stage in Europe, but the problem is there. The two speakers who will discuss it tonight are well qualified to do so. Mr. MacCarthy is, of course, the B.B.C.'s literary critic, and the editor of Life and Letters, and Mr. Clive Bell is an art critic of uncompromising modernity, and the author of a most original book on Civilization, which was published this year.


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' Art and Life ': A Discussion between Mr.

5XX Daventry, 7 December 1928 21.15

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