The Songs In A Strange Land

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Poems Of An Exile20010812

Christopher Cook examines what exile - one of this year's Proms themes - has meant to writers and artists, from Biblical and Classical times to the present day.

Rabbi Neuberger offers her thoughts on the Jewish diaspora.

Oliver Taplin investigates Ovid's `Poems of an Exile'.

Nicholas Mann uncovers Petrarch's views on statehood.

Valentine Cunningham looks at the travels of a generation of British Romantics, for whom self-imposed exile was often an extension of the grand tour.

And Homi Bhaba explores what contemporary writers make of exile in a world increasingly linked by the internet.