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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Platform Series to Feature Meredith

ARTS AND LETTERS:
Cambon Analyses Style
Of U.S. Beat Activity

Aud. A. With Sutherland Ideler
at the piano, Miss Murkle will
play Dohnanyi's "Adagio," "Sona-
ta in E" by Valentini, Man Burch's
"Kol Nidrei," and "Sussex Mum-
mers Christmas Carol" arranged
by Grainger and others.
Miss Mukle, who played on radio
and in public in London during
World War II, started her concert
career at nine years of age and
in the years since, she has played
all over the world. She has played
many times with Pablo Casals in
the Schubert "Quintet for Two
Cellos."
Suzanne Bloch, who has trained
lutanists in the East and prin-
cipal conert lutanist of this con-
tinent, will play the lute, virginals
and recorder and sing to the lute
in a recital at 4:15 p.m. Thursday
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
# # '
The University Baroque Trio
assisted by Clyde Thompson,
double bass, will present a public
concert at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in
Rackham Lecture Hall. The trio
will play works by Telemann, Hot-
teterre, Le Romain, Marais, Rosen-
muller, Locatelli and Qyantz. The
performance will be broadcast live
over WVOM.

WUOM will also rebroadcast
four programs given earlier this
year. At 1:30 today a recording of
the joint department of speech-
music school production of Mo-
zart's Don Giovanni will be played.
The Michigan Chorale can be
heard at 8 pm. on Friday. A re-
cording of celleist Oliver Edel
playing Bach's "Suite No. 1 in
G Major" and "Suite No. 2 in
D Minor" will be on WUOM at
8 p.m. Thursday and Verdi's "Don
Carlos" will be heard at 8 p.m.
Wednesday on "Opera Night over
WUOM.
Prof. George Peek of the politi-
cal science department will host
Robert L. Carter, General Counsel
of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
to examine Negro rights in the
fields of voting, education, em-
ployment, housing and adminis-
tration of justice on the "Equal
Rights" series over WWJ-TV at
noon today.
* * *
Prof. N. Edd Miller of the speech
department and Prof. Hugo Hell-
man, director of the speech school
at Marquette University will dis-
cuss parlimentary procedure at
9 a.m. today over WXYZ-TV.

By JUDITH SATTLER
Disengagement, or "the refusal
to take society seriously," is the
particular quality of the 'beat'
movement in American literature,"
G. Glauco Cambon, visiting lec-

G. GLAUCO CAMBON
... defines beat literature

Speakers, Seminars Set
For Challenge Weekend

The climax of the semester's
Challenge activities is slated for
this week with a series of Ameri-
can civil liberties seminars leading
up to a coloquium weekend on'
November 18-20.
Speakers participating in the
colloquim will include Prof. Henry
Steele Commager, of Amherst
College's history and American
studies departments, Michigan
Supreme Court Justice Talbot
Smith, socialist writer Michael
Harrington and former Socialist
presidential candidate Norman
Thomas.
Students may register for the
program either tomorrow or Tues-
day from 9 to 5 p.m. in the Mason
Hall Fishbowl or the Michigan'
Union main lobby.

nars whose topics willtrange from
racial discrimination to academic
freedom and separation of church
and state.
Speeches will begin at 7 p.m.
tomorrow with the appearance of
the keynoter, Prof. Commager.
Smith will speak on "Current
Civil Liberties," at 10:30 a.m. Sa-
turday.
Harrington, writer for the
"Reporter" and "Fund for the
Republic" will discuss "Racial Dis-
crimination" at 2:30 p.m. on the
same day.
Thomas To Speak
Thomas will speak at 2:30 p.m.
November 20 on "The Security
Program."
The two-sided approach --
speeches and seminars - has been
typical of the semester's Challenge
program. New to the University
in September, the group took its'
inspiration from a Yale campus
effort.
Hugh Witemeyer, '61, Challenge
spokesman, and four others visited
Yale last year to study that
school's program. They were en-
ouraged by Prof. Robert Angell,
honors program chairman, and
the response of some 72 professors
who agreed to take part in the
program.
The American civil liberties
seminars will continue until the
end of the semester, with the
"Challenge of the Emergent Na-
tions" the topic for second semes-
ter.
Trickster Suffers
Injuries in Fall
Delbert J. Pryzby, '62Ed., who
fell from a second story fire escape
after a prank attempt was re-
ported in excellent condition at
University Hospital yesterday.
Pryzby, of Alpha Sigma Phi fra-
ternity, climbed the fire escape to
throw a cat through a fraternity
member's window, lost his balance,
and fell to the ground below. He
suffered a contusion and contu-
sions of the head and legs.

turter in Italian and English, said
here recently.
The term "beat" means "on the
beat-with a pulse of lively ex-
pression," as well as meaning
defeated and disengaged, Cambon
noted. The beat movement started
in the early 1950's and became
"fashionable" in the late 1950's,
especiallly in San Francisco and
Greenwich Village, he added.-
Unique to America
There is a - certain "unique
American quality" to the beats.
The figure of the dissenter or
rebel runs through American
literature, in the works of Twain,
Melville, Whitman, Hart Crane,
and others, "often making a
worthwhile point," Cambon added.
Socially, the group has broken
off to form its own colonies, with
its own lingo and "carefully care-
less" dress, the lecturer said. While
it is a revolt against the conse-
quences of the cold war and our
industrial development making for
conformism, there are several
other reasons for this "communal
life."
First, people with similar revo-
lutionary artistic ideas tend to
come together and live together,
Cambon noted, pointing to the
surrealist, existentialist, and da-
daist movements in Europe.
Lack Center
Also, there is no rallying center
in America for literary and artistic
conversation and meeting, such as
the coffee houses or cafes of
Europe.
Union To Open
'Kismet' Sales
Ticket sales for the forthcoming
MUSKET production of "Kismet"
will be on sale from 1:15 to 5 p.m.
tomorrow through Nov. 23 in the
lobby of the Michigan Union.
Evening performances of "Kis-
met" will be presented, Nov. 30
through Dec. 3 ,with a matinee
scheduled for Dec. 3.
Production designer, Neil Beir-
bower, '62, said that because of
the lavishness of the sets, all the
furniture and fountains will be
on rolling platforms pushed in by
the chorus.

And the unconventional clothing
and, lingo is used "deliberately to
shock and mystify the bourgeois
public," he said.
Although it is difficult to judge
the beats' literary work, Cambon
pointed out that there are some
principles they seem to follow.
Pour Out Work
These writers do not believe in
revision or correction of their
work. "The whole work is poured
out," Cambon said.
They also rely on "strong ex-
pression, or four-letter words, as
if these words gave strength to
their writing. But other writers,
such as Dante and Shakespeare
have used these words, with per-
haps a fuller knowledge of their
real purpose.
Sometimes there is lyricism in
the writings of the beats, such
as in Jack Kerouac's "On the
Road," Cambon noted, but more
often it is a "raw immediacy" not
necessarily lyrical.
Looking at individual writers
gives a clearer picture of the
movement.
Kerouac Immature
Kerouac is "not a mature writer,
and sometimes falls into adoles-
cent poses, but he has a gift for
writing good pages," the Italian
said. His poetry, such as "Mexico
Blues," is full of "jumbled expres-
sion."
Allen Ginsberg is a "sloppy wri-
ter with a convulsed emotional-
ism, but here and there ideas take
shape as poetry in part of "Howl."
Ferlenghetti has "talent, and is
sloppy but good, especially in
poems like "The Chinese Dragon."
"Brother Antoninus has written
some good short poems, although
not technically a beat," Cambon
commented.
O'Hara Not Beat
Other writers are often grouped
with the beats, but are not really
a part of the movement, he said,
naming such men as Frank O'Hara,
Robert Creely, Dennis Levertov
and Robert Duncan. They also
manifest this revolt against formal
correctness. Other writers, such as
Robert Lowell and Donald Hall,
have written contemporary criti-
ques of society.
"To the extent that these writers
have something to say, this revolt
it all right, because it works for
them," Cambon said. "In our time
the artist must maintain his in-
dependence and posture of criti-
cism, because society has some
highly questionable aspects. How-
ever this independence may be
maintained without "noise and
ostentation," he maintained.

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presents
KISMET,
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November 30, December 1, 2, 3
Matinee Dec. 3rd
TICKETS at Michigan Union
November 14 thru 23 .. . 1:15 to 5:00 Daily

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U. of M. YOUNG REPUBLICANS
present a discussion on
VOTING BEHAVIOR
The how, whey, where and when
of the 1960 Presidential Election
featuring
Dr. Stokes, Study Director, U. of M. Research Center
MICHIGAN UNION
TUESDAY, November 15, 7:30 P.M. Room 3C

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