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The BBC talks of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960 : a selected edition

Author: E M Forster; Mary Lago; Linda K Hughes; Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
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"Seventy of Forster's BBC broadcasts trace his evolution from novelist to skillful cultural critic, revealing his vitality and importance as an astute critic of contemporary literature--from Joyce to Steinbeck to Tagore--and a political activist for India. Scripts dating from WWII provide new perspective on the arts during wartime"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Reviews
Named Person: E M Forster; Edward M Forster; E M Forster
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E M Forster; Mary Lago; Linda K Hughes; Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
ISBN: 9780826218001 0826218008
OCLC Number: 183147364
Description: xiv, 477 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: Editorial History of This Project xi --
The Scripts --
1929 --
15 February "The Great Frost" 51 --
1930 --
16 April "D. H. Lawrence" 55 --
1931 --
13 August "Books" (Coleridge, Cresswell, Heard) 62 --
1932 --
20 February "Conversation in the Train" 69 --
3 October "New Books" (Wordsworth, Outline of English Literature, Edith Sitwell anthology) 80 --
10 October "Book Talk" (Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson) 86 --
24 October "Book Talk" (Newbolt, Richards, Benson, Robins) 93 --
7 November "Books of the Week" (D. Scott, Anthony, Bone, Watson, Maxwell) 99 --
21 November "New Books" ("Side Dishes": Austen, Fitzgerald, Macaulay, Huxley) 105 --
5 December "New Books" ("Tales of Unrest": Chaliapin, Trotsky, Martin, Bennett) 111 --
19 December "New Books" (The Future of Broadcasting: Lytton Strachey and Younger Writers) 117 --
1934 --
10 March "Seven Days Hard" (On Liberty) 124 --
1937 --
24 September "Talks for Sixth Forms: Introductory" 129 --
1938 --
26 December "Bookshelf" (Books of 1938) 137 --
1941 --
4 July "Books and Reading: Books in 1941" 145 --
15 October "Some Books" (Koestler, Symons) 150 --
10 December "Some Books: A Backward Glance over 1941" 155 --
1942 --
11 February "Some Books" (Paper Shortage and Huxley's Grey Eminence) 159 --
24 February "Masterpieces of English Literature" (Hardy) 164 --
4 March "Some Books" (Zweig) 172 --
1 April "Some Books" (Contemporary Poets) 177 --
29 April "Some Books" (Kipling, Edward Thompson, and Indian Writers) 184 --
27 May "Some Books" (Rebecca West) 189 --
24 June "Some Books" (American Writers) 194 --
14 August "My Debt to India" 198 --
19 August "Some Books" (Shakespeare Plays in London) 202 --
11 November "New Books" (Indian Books and Dancing) 207 --
9 December "Some Books" (Narayana Menon, Yeats, Eliot) 212 --
1943 --
6 January "Some Books: New Year's Greeting" (National Gallery Wartime Concerts) 217 --
3 February "Some Books" (C. S. Lewis, Heard, Mulk Raj Anand) 222 --
20 June "Some Books" (Stage Productions in London) 227 --
18 July "Some Books" (The Indian Question) 232 --
12 September "Some Books" (Tagore, Edward Thompson, Indian Books) 238 --
3 October "Modern Men of Letters: Lytton Strachey" 243 --
10 October "Some Books" (Books on Japan) 248 --
4 November "Some Books" (Mark Twain) 253 --
2 December "Some Books" (Books on India) 258 --
1944 --
6 January "Unwillingly to School: Matthew Arnold" 263 --
27 January "Some Books" (Koestler, Plomer) 278 --
24 February "Some Books" (H. Levin's James Joyce) 283 --
23 March "Some Books" ("Is the Novel Dead?") 288 --
11 April "Some Books" (Jane Austen and Indian Books) 293 --
9 May "Some Books" (The Lake District and Wordsworth) 300 --
24 October "Some Books" (National Gallery Concerts, Tolstoy, Shaw) 305 --
21 November "Some Books" (Shakespeare in London) 310 --
15 December "English Prose: The Short Story" (West, Plomer) 315 --
19 December "Some Books" (Bhagavad-Gita and Books on India) 320 --
1945 --
13 February "Some Books" (Books on World War II) 325 --
10 April "Some Books" (Henry V, Huxley, Auden) 330 --
9 May "Some Books" (Osbert Sitwell, Indian Music) 335 --
20 June "The Development of Criticism: Matthew Arnold" 341 --
3 July "Some Books" (Peter Grimes) 346 --
31 July "Some Books" (Valery, Maillaud, Mann) 351 --
1946 --
3 July "Some Books" (Bengali Books) 357 --
31 July "Some Books" (Shaw, P.E.N., Britten) 363 --
28 August "Some Books" (H. G. Wells, Forrest Reid, Osbert Sitwell) 368 --
20 November "Some Books" (Spender, Warner, Acton) 374 --
1947 --
15 January "Some Books" (Russell's History of Western Philosophy) 379 --
12 February "Some Books" (Billy Budd) 384 --
12 March "Some Books" (Writers and Democracy) 389 --
15 August "Message to India" (At Partition) 394 --
1948 --
13 April "It's Good English" (Biography of George Crabbe) 396 --
1949 --
11 January "I Speak for Myself" 401 --
1951 --
16 June "Saturday Review" (The Fourth Aldeburgh Festival) 406 --
29 September "Fifth Anniversary of the Third Programme" 410 --
1952 --
8 June "Samuel Butler" (Third Programme) 420 --
1953 --
6 September "The Pelican History of Art-The Art and Architecture of India" (Third Programme) 428 --
1955 --
14 February "The Mint by T. E. Lawrence" (Third Programme) 436 --
1956 --
5 October "Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson" (Third Programme) 445 --
1958 --
28 December "Recollections of Nassenheide" (Third Programme) 456.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls ; foreword by P.N. Furbank.
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"Seventy of Forster's BBC broadcasts trace his evolution from novelist to skillful cultural critic, revealing his vitality and importance as an astute critic of contemporary literature--from Joyce to Steinbeck to Tagore--and a political activist for India. Scripts dating from WWII provide new perspective on the arts during wartime"--Provided by publisher.

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"A magnificent scholarly achievement. It shows E. M. Forster as a public intellectual in the act of bringing 'culture' to the nation."--Jean Pickering, author of "Understanding Doris Lessing """"Here Read more...

 
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