Talk by T. R. Fyvel
The so-called vernacular style seemed to suit the personal and autobiographical novels of the inter-war years. Noting the passing of this fashion, Mr. Fyvel talks about the problems of novelists in our more collectivist society.
Three illustrated talks by Denis Stevens about the transcription and realisation of old music
The Ambrosian Singers
Conductor, Denis Stevens
Charles Spinks (organ) (The music is recorded)
of Dante Alighieri
The third cantica of the Divine Comedy, translated into English triple rhyme by Laurence Binyon
A reading in six parts
Produced by Peter Duval Smith
Part 3 (Cantos 12-17): Dante and Beatrice are in the Fourth Heaven, that of the Sun, where they meet the souls of those who sought wisdom on earth; St. Bonaventura praises the example of St. Dorniriic and condemns the degeneracy of hjs own order, the Franciscans; first Thomas Aquinas and then Solomon attempt to resolve some of the perplexities in Dante's mind; Dante and Beatrice mount to the Fifth Heaven of Mars, where the souls of warriors and martyrs appear in the form of a dazzling cross; Dante is greeted by his ancestor Cacciaguida, who contrasts the happy Florence of his day with the corrupt city of Dante's time; he prophesies that Dante will soon be an exile from Florence and exhorts him not to compromise his integrity as a poet.
Part 4: May 23
St Thomas Aquinas:
Six studies in African anthropology by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
6-The Bonds of the Colour Bar
' The divisions, the conflicts, the hatreds between people and groups in South Africa are obvious enough,' says the speaker. ' The striking problem here is to find the order, not the quarrels; to see how quarrels are contained, not how they arise.' In his final lecture Professor Gluckman traces the changing relations between black and white groups in the history of Zululand and shows that, until recently, there were many cross-linkages between these groups. Zululand,' he observes, ' is an illustration, though not a complete miniature, of modern Africa.'
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