To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, Barney Norris
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A comprehensive and enjoyable portrait of one of the great, but slightly unsung, stalwarts of recent British theatre. It should be read by anyone aspiring to be a director, playwright or anyone who is passionate about theatre and craves insight into how plays work.&rsquo; &ndash; StageTalk Magazine</...
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Alice Entwistle In Her Own Words
Edited by Alice Entwistle
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<p><em>In Her Own Words</em> is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing...
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Poetry and Privacy, John Redmond
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<p><em>Poetry and Privacy</em> questions a set of relationships &ndash; critical, authorial, and existential &minus; between poetry and the public sphere. Its main contention &minus; that readings of British and Irish poetry rely too often on a thesis of public relevance &minus; arises out of a more general...
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Fire Drill, John Barnie
John Barnie
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<p><em>Fire Drill</em> is an ambitious collection of essays in which the author &#39;attempts to make sense of the first decade of the twenty-first century&#39;. It represents a strand of contemporary thought at once Barnie&rsquo;s but also that of a wider, if relatively silent section of the general public. The...
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dannie abse: a sourcebook
Cary Archard
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<p>Dannie Abse, whose career as a poet spans sixty years, has made a huge contribution to the literature and literary life of Wales and to writing in English. This Sourcebook is an essential companion to the poetry, prose, drama and critical writings of a major poet. Cary Archard has edited and written about Abse&rsquo;s work for over...
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Slanderous Tongues, Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
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<p><em>&#39;This is an unmistakably important book, and its publication will become a significamt landmark moment in the history of Welsh poetry in English.&#39;</em><strong> -- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><em>Slanderous Tongues</em> addresses a shameful gap in Welsh literary...
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Wales at War
Tony Curtis
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<p>Great literature and art have been an unintended consequence of war. The writings and images of those caught up in conflict or reflecting on its experience are embedded in our national consciousness. Wales has played its part in British battles over the past century, and in <em>Wales at War</em> its finest critics consider how...
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democratic genre
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<p><br /><br />Fanfic is the fastest-growing form of writing in the world. Working in &lsquo;fandoms&rsquo; anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to novels, films and tv series, developing characters, expanding narratives and, in the &lsquo;slash&rsquo; genre, boldly going where the conventional...
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David N. Thomas
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<p>This second volume culled from the Colin Edwards Archive of interviews with Dylan Thomas&rsquo; family, friends and colleagues made during the 1960s covers Thomas&rsquo; &lsquo;adult&rsquo; life from his move, aged 20, to London to become a professional writer to his death in New York 51 years ago. It is a story which we...
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radio scriptwriting
Sam Boardman-Jacobs, Editor
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<p>Radio has given all of us some great moments of drama, moments so engaging that we have escaped from our own world into another, and forgotten, too, that the broadcast world is underlain by finely-tuned writing. &rsquo;Radio Scriptwriting&rsquo; reminds us of the skills, the issues, the invention, the teamwork and the individual...
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Dylan Remembered, Volume One: 1914-1934
David N. Thomas
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<p>This is the first of two volumes of transcribed interviews about the poet Dylan Thomas. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes have been edited into two collections,...
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Poetry of R.S. Thomas
John Powell Ward
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<p>R.S. Thomas was perhaps the greatest living British poet, the author of twenty collections of poetry, a writer of international repute and the subject of increasing critical and academic interest. <em>The Poetry of R.S. Thomas </em>was the first critical work about him, an invaluable volume which has yet to be surpassed. Its...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>Seamus Heaney is the foremost Irish poet since Yeats and one of the most popular poets writing in English today. The poetry and criticism of the Nobel Prize Winner are of indisputable importance to contemporary literature.</p><p>This fourth edition of The Art of Seamus Heaney adds new essays on Heaney&rsquo;s most recent...
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Wales on Screen, Steve Blandford
Steve Blandford
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<p>How has Wales been portrayed in the cinema and on TV? How does it portray itself? Is it possible to forge a distinctive film industry in the shadow of UK/US cultural domination? This book surveys the celluloid depiction of <em>Wales from How Green</em> <em>Was My Valley</em> to <em>Twin Town</em>, and...
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Maura Dooley
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<p>Following the success of How Poets Work comes this guide for would-be and published novelists. Ten contributors share their experiences of how to write a novel, where to begin, how to develop plot, character, structure, imagery, and - importantly - where to end.</p><p>Literary novels, thrillers, cowboy stories, post-modem...
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A Militant Muse, Harri Webb
Harri Webb
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<p>Harri Webb (1920-1994) was not only one of the most popular poets in Wales but also a plangent cultural commentator. He wrote extensively on literary and political subjects for more than three decades, in the <em>Western Mail</em> and several magazines.<br /><br />Writing from the political left (be it the Labour...
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New Realtions
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry since the 80s. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched. </p><p>David Kennedy...
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new relations, david kennedy
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<p>This ground-breaking study offers an expert commentary on the many and wide-spread changes which have affected British poetry in the last fifteen years. From the changing personnel to a new publishing landscape; from youth culture audiences to new subjects and readings, hardly any aspect of poetry remains untouched.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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The Art of Derek Walcott, Stewart Brown
Stewart Brown
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<p>Derek Walcott is a poet of international stature: his work appeals to both academic and popular audiences and is read throughout the world. Immensely talented as a poet, he is also a fine dramatist, a thoughtful essayist and gifted painter. Walcott&rsquo;s career coincides with the growth of an independent artistic culture in his...
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David Jones The Maker Unmade, Jonathan Miles & Derek Shiel
Derek Shiel
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<p>New edition. David Jones, the greatest painter-poet since Blake, was celebrated and revered by the most renowned of his contemporaries. Since his death in 1974, a growing circle of enthusiasts has valued his work for its scope and complexity. For the centenary of his birth, this much awaited major critical study introduces Jones&rsquo...
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A Straitened Stage: Saunders Lewis' Theatre
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<p>Saunders Lewis (1893-1985), poet, novelist, lecturer, founder of Plaid Cymru (the Welsh Nationalist Party) was also the greatest Welsh language playwright of the century. His nineteen plays are a peculiarly Welsh response to the crisis in European theatre of the 1890s, and make a distinctive contribution to mainstream European culture....
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Ancestral Lines, Linden Peach
Linden Peach
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<p>Ancestral Lines explores poetry written away from the economic and cultural centre by six poets: Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, Gillian Clarke, Sally Roberts Jones and Oliver Reynolds. Linden Peach sees them all as responsible for mapping locales: their work, he claims, is a voyage of geographical discovery for the literary...
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