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A documentary account of the great French poet's experiences and impressions Written and compiled by DENIS GOACHER with Frank Duncan as Rimbaud
Others taking part:
Cécile Chevreau , Olive Gregg George Coulouris William Devlin
Garard Green , Carleton Hobbs Godfrey Kenton , Gabriel Woolf
Narrator, Denis Goacher Produced by TERENCE TILLER


Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Cécile Chevreau
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: George Coulouris
Unknown: William Devlin
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Narrator: Denis Goacher
Produced By: Terence Tiller


Suite in G minor, for lute (S.995) played by WALTER GERWIG


Played By: Walter Gerwig


A series of four programmes
To some extent the past is always used as a deposit of experience or wisdom; but attitudes towards it vary from time to time, and also in different spheres of human activity. Some of the inheritance-in the form of ceremonies and institutions-is common to all spheres; some is craft-knowledge. At present there is, it seems, a fairly general impatience with tradition. What is it that the impatient ones want to reject? Can they do it? Frank Kermode discusses such questions with people variously expert in the arts and professions.
2: The Use of the Past
† FRANK KERMODE , Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Manchester presents conversations with DERYCK COOKE , music critic
STEPHEN SPENDER , poet and author of The Struggle oj the Modern
DONALD DAVIE , poet and Professor of Literature, University of Essex
M. I. FINLEY , University Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge


Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Deryck Cooke
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: M. I. Finley


Vilmos Tatrai (violin) Mihaly Szücs (violin) Gyorgy Konrad (viola) Ede Banda (cello)


Violin: Vilmos Tatrai
Violin: Mihaly Szücs
Viola: Gyorgy Konrad
Cello: Ede Banda



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