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Morris West, Mary Ellen Chase, and Noel Coward

Monday, February 20, 1961

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Morris West talks about his career and book "The Devil's Advocate."

Mary Ellen Chase tells stories about being a teacher and traveling.

Noel Coward talks about his first novel, "Pomp and Circumstance," as well as his career. Suggests an American Academy in Rome for writers, the importance of art to civilzation.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71185

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Mary Ellen Chase, Noel Coward and Morris West

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