Radio: Corkscrew in the Sky

Last Sunday afternoon over CBS a young ex-reporter named Norman Corwin, who started out in radio six years ago by interviewing an ashcan rolling champion, made his big bid for a front-row seat among radio poets.

His versification, inspired by Vittorio Mussolini's classic comparison of a bursting bomb to a "budding rose" was dedicated "to all aviators who have bombed defenseless civilian populations." A bomber sets out, sights its objective, "regiments of tenements, arrayed between the banners of their wetwash." In these tenements a family argues over breakfast, someone plays a piano sonata,...

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