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Denis F. Ratcliffe
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<p>Critically injured in a mysterious air crash, D. considers the question which has haunted his young life: &rsquo;what am I doing here?&rsquo; What he recalls is a disturbing story of a child&rsquo;s struggle for survival set against the backdrop of the deprivations of the Second World War, and the bombing of his hometown,...
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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
Jonathan Miles
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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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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Drawing Down the Moon</em> is an anthology of work from Welsh writers in 1996. Inevitably the reader will identify glaring omissions and infuriating choices here. Where are the young writers? Is there enough political writing? Has the urban muse been given its due? Such is the deliciously contentious nature of the annual...
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arthur machen
Mark Valentine
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<p>Arthur Conan Doyle called Machen a genius; Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and H.G. Wells admired him. His classic horror novel T<em>he Great God Pan</em>, which both shocked and delighted contemporary readers with its dark portrayal of sexuality and its alluring villainess, has been favourably compared to Stevenson&rsquo;s <em...
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Selected Prose of R.S. Thomas
R.S. Thomas
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<p><br /><br />R.S. Thomas is Wales&rsquo;s most eminent poet in the English language, and one of the most acclaimed poets writing in Britain today. Since 1946 he has published twenty-six collections of poetry including his massive Collected Poems in 1993. His poems and books have won many prizes including the Queen&rsquo...
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Waiting at the Water's Edge, Lucinda Coxon
Lucinda Coxon
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<p><em>Waiting at the Water&rsquo;s Edge</em> is a gripping new play by Lucinda Coxon. It opens with a chance meeting between two young girls, Vi and Su, on a North Wales beach. Their fates become entwined when they are both employed as servants in the same house. Vi forms a strange alliance with Will Couth, son of the house...
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act one wales
Phil Clark
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<p>This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present. From the Dylan Thomas classic, &rsquo;Return Journey&rsquo;, to the work of established names likes Charles Way and Frank Vickery, to the more recent plays by young writers like Edward Thomas and Ian Rowlands, this...
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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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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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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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The Genre of Silence
Duncan Bush
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<p>Duncan Bush&rsquo;s work brings to life, at times painfully, the work of the Russian poet Victor Bal, who &rsquo;disappeared&rsquo; under Stalinism. This surprising and original new book recalls the period by an intermingling of history and fiction which imaginative writers have always understood but that historians have...
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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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green agenda
Robert Minhinnick
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<p>In the 1970s, it was ignorance, in the 1980s, enthusiasm, and from the 1990s environmental issues were greeted with a peculiar fatalism.<em> Green Agenda</em>, the first popular volume of its type to be published in Wales, confronts head on our ideas of what constitutes &rsquo;the environment&rsquo; and how we perceive...
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Philip Wilson Steer, Ysanne Holt
Ysanne Holt
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<p>Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942) spent his childhood and youth at Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, just three miles from the English-Welsh border, and studied at the Gloucester College of Art. He was at the centre of much controversy in the British art world at the end of the nineteenth century and was a prime mover in the adoption of French...
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The Gallipoli Diary, Jonah Jones
Jonah Jones
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<p><em>The Gallipoli Diary</em> is a collection of essays and memoirs by Jonah Jones, one of our leading sculptors. Very much a man of his times, the essays reflect Jones&rsquo;s life from humble beginnings, his service as a field medic in the war, and his new life afterwards as an artist, threatened at the outset by acute...
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The Streets and the Stars, John Davies and Melvyn Jones
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<p>Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many...
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Picture Welsh Poets, Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
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<p>From the Introduction: &quot;It was whilst studying photography in America that I became interested in uniting image and text. I would write about photographs I had taken, and add other information, related and tangential. This idea developed when I began to ask the subjects of my photographs to write a statement or comment about...
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Three Plays by Charles Way
Charles Way
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<p>&rsquo;Dead Man&rsquo;s Hat&rsquo; explores the myths of the Old American West, with many an acknowledgement to films like Shane and High Plains Drifter. A compelling stranger arrives at a remote homestead. Seventeen year-old Anne is ready to fall under his spell. Her mother, Kate, remains suspicious but she is desperate for...
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Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Donald Hunt
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<p>Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) is one of the most influential figures in English Cathedral Music. In rewriting the settings of the Canticles he revived devotion to that part of the service; he is also the author of many memorable anthems. Beyond composition, his influence was extended through controversial reforming pamphlets on the...
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