Why did I drive all the way here, you are asking? The claim to small-town fame that brought me to Clyde is its connection to Sherwood Anderson’s novel Winesburg, Ohio. Anderson grew up here and based his 1919 book on the people and locations in this town.
Were Parry’s recordings of Balkan epic poets (circa 1934-35) and the early Harvard Vocarium recordings of such poets as T.S. Eliot (circa 1933) made with the exact same recording device?
By the time the Modernists were being given their first substantive opportunities to record their work, the revolutionary texts they were reading from were (in many cases) already 20 or 30 years old.