Written by Laurence Kitchin Production by Douglas Cleverdon
by Kyla Greenbaum
by Graham Hough
The popular view of Conrad as the novelist of strange and remote regions is not altogether a superficial one, Mr. Hough suggests. By the accident of his birth he could never write about a society where he was completely at home, where he had a natural, instinctive knowledge of background, manners, and relationships. His solution to this problem was to turn to the study of solitude. Technically it led him to present his material in curiously indirect and elusive ways.
This is the second of two talks marking the centenary of Conrad's birth.
A dramatic poem on the life of Phoebe Hessel (1713-1821) by Margaret Stanley-Wrench with Beth Boyd , Bee Duffell
Ella Milne , William Eedle Simon Lack , Gabriel Woolf
Produced by Terence Tiller
Phoebe Hessel , who as a young girl fell in love with a private soldier and enlisted in the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, is the subject of this unpublished poem written specially for the Third Programme.