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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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<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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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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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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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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