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by Harry Levin
Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard
Since written literature existed there have always been literary exiles banished for political reasons or because their works were considered morally subversive; and there were those who were alienated from home without leaving it — Melville's Ishmaels.
Professor Levin speaks on the influence of exile on the content and style of these poets and novelists from Ovid and Dante to Ezra Pound and Nabokov.
followed by an interlude at 8.40


Unknown: Harry Levin

: City of Birmingham SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Wilfred Lehmann )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult and Meredith Davies
April Cantelo (soprano)
From the Town Hall, Birmingham


Leader: Wilfred Lehmann
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Soprano: April Cantelo


An enquiry into the sources of Shakespeare's play
* The Tempest' by J. I. M. Stewart
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall with Oliver Burt , Dera Cooper
Allan McClelland , Victor Platt
Harold Reese. Ian Sadler
James Thomason , Marjorie Westbury


Unknown: J. I. M. Stewart
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Dera Cooper
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Victor Platt
Unknown: Harold Reese.
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Peterkin, a learned author: Max Adrian
John a lecturer: Carleton Hobbs


La Messe de Nostre Dame
Pro Musica Antiqua
Conductor, Safford Cape On a gramophone record

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