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Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part II): Read by Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, etc.

Various Artists
Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part II): Read by Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, etc.

The second of three albums celebrating 20th-century English poetry, this recording brings together a number of poets reading their own and others’ work. Calling to mind a lively discussion, poem topics include war and biblical themes and include the works of well-known poets such as T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and W.H. Auden. Poets reading their own work include Richard Church, C. Day-Lewis, John Betjeman, Vernon Watkins, W.R. Rodgers, Roy Fuller, Henry Reed, and Laurie Lee. Other readers include Jill Balcon, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, and Carleton Hobbs. Liner notes include background information about the authors and historical context for several of the poems.

Track Listing

101
T.S. Eliot: Journey of the Magi / A Song for Simeon V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and John Glen 5:53
102
W.J. Turner: Talking with Soldiers V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:29
103
Richard Church: Hays Wharf Richard Church 2:45
104
Wilfred Owen: Arms and the Boy Carleton Hobbs 0:58
105
Robert Graves: 1805 / The Chink / The Survivor V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Christopher Hassall 4:15
106
Edmund Blunden: The Midnight Skaters Jill Balcon 1:07
107
C. Day Lewis: Maple and Sumach / A Hard Frost / Birthday Poem for Thomas Hardy C. Day Lewis 4:11
108
John Betjeman: The Church's Restoration / The Olympic Girl Sir John Betjeman 2:56
109
W.H. Auden: If I Could Tell You V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:23
201
W.H. Auden: Musée des Beaux Arts C. Day Lewis 1:29
202
Vernon Watkins: The Heron Vernon Watkins 2:17
203
Louis MacNeice: Conversation C. Day Lewis 1:12
204
Stephen Spender: Ultima Ratio Regum / In Attica Carleton Hobbs and Pauline Letts 3:01
205
W.R. Rodgers: Carol / Beagles W.R. Rodgers 2:15
206
Roy Fuller: The Family Cat / Translation Roy Fuller 3:13
207
George Barker: Galway Bay C. Day Lewis 1:48
208
Dylan Thomas: The Hand That Signed the Paper / Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Carleton Hobbs and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:51
209
Lawrence Durrell: Nemea Pauline Letts 1:31
210
Henry Reed: Naming of Parts Henry Reed 2:18
211
Laurie Lee: The Abandoned Shade / Day of These Days Laurie Lee 2:32
212
Sidney Keyes: William Wordsworth V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:08

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