Monday, September 7, 2009

Free Stuff!

Okay, this is a pretty exciting find. The British Library is making its sound archive available to the public! An article at The Guardian explains a little more. Classical music, traditional songs, dialect recordings, oral histories and wildlife recordings...Free!

More Importantly: included is a gigantic collection of talks from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. This will link you directly to the list of lectures devoted to literature, featuring (as a very small preview) such notables as Iris Murdoch, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Kurt Vonnegut. The moderators sound appropriately British and Vonnegut sounds appropriately... like you'd expect. Brilliant!


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