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A Guianese legend retold by Jan Carew
When the Negro of the Guiana coast moved inland he adopted the Amerindian folk tales and changed their mythical heroes into the human beings of his own folk tradition. This story shows the fusion of these two mythopoetic imaginations.
Second of two short stories by Jan Carew


Unknown: Jan Carew
Stories By: Jan Carew


Selections from
Poetry for Supper '
Arranged and introduced by Alan Pryce-Jones
Readers: Basil Jones , Alun Owen


Readers: Alan Pryce-Jones
Readers: Basil Jones
Readers: Alun Owen

: Without Mercy or Metaphor

Reyner Banham talks about Isaac Asimov's two science-fiction crime stories, The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun. One of Asimov's detectives is a Holmes-type humanoid robot with a strong drive for justice built into his circuits. Justice he understands as that which exists when all the laws are enforced. Discussing these 'parables for an age of automation,' Banham argues that the best science fiction is a very effective medium in which to examine moral or ethical problems.


Speaker: Reyner Banham

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