"...a strong literary style bears the same relation to everyday conversation that Matisse bears to the demands of home decoration."
Andrew O'Hagan writes in the new issue of the London Review of Books, about the experience of listening to the voices of famous writers, now long dead, but newly revealed by the British Library:
New CDs available from the British Library: The Spoken Word: British Writers and The Spoken Word: American Writers.
British Library Sound Archives
(n.b. not available between evening of 16 November and afternoon of 17 November)