This is the first of Mr MacCarthy's new fortnightly series of special talks on modern literary classics. George Meredith is, by general acknowledgment, one of the greatest of modern English writers. Unfortunately, he is also by general acknowledgment one of the most difficult to read, unless the reader comes to his books with a certain knowledge of what to expect, and a sufficiently stimulated interest to aid him in getting used to a style admittedly involved and even mannered. This knowledge and interest readers who are familiar with Mr MacCarthy's weekly literary notes will be quite confident of achieving.
WHATEVER the normal in. habitant of these islands thinks of the United States-whether he admires them as a Paradise of material prosperity and original ideas, or hates them as a nation of Robots, Babbits, and Elmer Gantrys—he is undoubtedly vividly interested in them. In this series of talks Mr. S. K. Ratcliffe , who has lectured with success all over America during the last few years, will try to interpret that vast and enigmatic country. Tonight he will outline the geographical divisions into which it falls-East, Middle West, Far West, and so on-the history of the American nation, and a typical city. His future talks will deal with industry and labour, the great American city, the American at home, some great American problems (including those of the Negro, the immigrant, and prohibition), and the Presidency-with particular reference to the present candidacies of Herbert Hoover and Al Smith.
by Harold Williams (Baritone)
A Voice by the Cedar Tree;
She came to the village church;
Birds in the high Hall garden;
Come into the garden,
Maud Somervell and Maurice Cole (Pianoforte)
Prelude in D â€¦ Felix Swinstead
Idyll â€¦ Medtner
Study in E, Op. 8, No. 5 â€¦ Scriabine
Selections from 'Die Fledermaus' (The Bat) â€¦ Johann Strauss, arr. Godowsky
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