Sandra Anstey
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<p>R.S. Thomas is Wales&rsquo; most famous living writer. His uncompromising stance on issues concerning Welsh nationalism, as well as his eloquent verse have, over the forty-six years of his career, earned him international acclaim and a vital place in the hearts and minds of his compatriots. This revised and expanded second edition of...
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<p>In collecting these essays Roland Mathias uses for his subjects the symbol of a wood, virtually unexplored, and until recently considered to be on the edge of a map of English literature. Mathias, as he puts it, is in &acute;possession of a different map, one on which the wood appears much closer to the centre&acute;, and &...
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Richard Poole
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<p>Richard Hughes (1900-76) is probably best known for his remarkable bestseller about childhood, <em>A High Wind in Jamaica</em> (1929), now recognised as a modern classic. <em>In</em> <em>Hazard</em> (1938), his second novel, has been compared to Conrad&rsquo;s <em>Typhoon</em>. In his...
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Adam Czerniawski
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<p>The poets of Poland witnessed sweeping changes throughout the twentieth century: often writing under repressive conditions, or in exile, their country is central to their work. Its plight has caused the very creative act to be questioned and reviewed.<br /><br />The essays in <em>The Mature Laurel</em> trace the...
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M. Wynn Thomas
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<p>R.S. Thomas is one of the most important poets of the post-war period, &rsquo;the most resolute religious poetry this century&rsquo; (TLS). His influence on British poetry is enormous, while the variety of his themes: disappearing ways of life; man&rsquo;s relationship with God; cultural imperialism; the crisis in Welsh...
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The Presence of the Past
Jeremy Hooker
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<p>This new collection of essays explores such urgent concerns in late twentieth century poetry as national and personal identity, and the relationship of history and the present. Jeremy Hooker takes a variety of poets and poems and sets them against each other to produce illuminating insights into the condition of modern poetry as a whole....
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Stewart Brown
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<p>Kamau Brathwaite is arguably the most original poet yet to emerge from the Caribbean; in terms of his technical experimentation with form and language and the sheer scale and ambition of his work he is certainly the most adventurous. Author of over a dozen collections of poetry, several works of cultural criticism, plays for schools, and...
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Chosen ground
Neil Corcoran
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<p>For more than twenty years poetry from Northern Ireland has been amongst the most exciting in Britain. Beginning with Seamus Heaney a wave of young poets has explored the political and social situation there in invigorating and inventive style.</p><p>The Chosen Ground explores this poetry, and in particular the dual Irish and...
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Raymond williams
Tony Pinkney
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<p>Raymond Williams (1921-1988) was one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war period. Many know him for his work on mass culture and his left-wing literary criticism, yet he is also the author of six novels, set in his native Welsh border country. This area was central to all of Williams&rsquo; work and it seems...
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art of edward thomas
Jonathan Barker
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><br />In his lifetime, Edward Thomas was known as a critic, essayist and author of numerous prose books. But today he is most valued for the 144 poems - some of the most memorable of our century - written in just two years, shortly before Thomas&rsquo;s death at Arras in 1917 aged...
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Tony Curtis
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<p><em>How Poets Work</em> is a fascinating review of the creative process which will interest all those who study, write or want to write poetry. Nine poets from the UK and America describe how their poetry comes into being. From ideas, single words, lines which are suddenly given, poems develop in both the personal situation of...
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<p>Drawing on new research and interviews with people who knew Dylan Thomas during his stay in Cardiganshire, David Thomas has uncovered exciting new material which will surprise Dylan fans and scholars alike. The Majoda shooting, the setting of Under Milk Wood, Thomas&rsquo;s literary connections, the claims that he spied for British...
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