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Welsh Writing in English: v.8 A Yearbook of Critical Essays by Tony Brown

Welsh Writing in English: v.8 A Yearbook of Critical Essays


Welsh Writing in English: v.8 A Yearbook of Critical Essays by Tony Brown

Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays is the first academic journal devoted solely to the study of the English-language writing of Wales. It is the principal forum for critical discussion of the whole chronological range of Welsh writing in English. This issue's featured writer is Dylan Thomas, whose politics are discussed in essays by Victor Golightly and Victor Paananen. James A. Davies looks at how Thomas's marriage is represented in his poetry of the 1940s, while the work of Thomas's contemporary, Vernon Watkins, is re-evaluated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Further essays look at T. J. Llewelyn Prichard's Twm Shon Catti, and R. S. Thomas's reading of William Carlos Williams and Lewis Jones. In addition, Jeremy Hooker writes on poetry and place, and the work of Alun Lewis is debated by John Pikoulis, Tony Brown and M. Wynn Thomas. This issue of Welsh Writing in English will be essential reading for anyone interested in the latest critical perspectives on the English-language literature of Wales.


'A wealth of fine critical material that no student or teacher in the field can afford not to read'
Meic Stephens, Western Mail

'Welsh Writing in a journal to read and re-read, whether your interest is academic, general or just plain serious'
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' ... I warmly recommend the book for its comprehensive scope, scholarly expertise and wealth of stimulating detail ... '

- The Welsh Internationalist)

About the Author

Tony Brown is Professor of English, Director of the Humanities Research Centre and co-Director of the R.S. Thomas Study Centre at Bangor University. He has edited many books including The Collected Stories of Glyn Jones (UWP, 1999) and Glyn Jones's The Dragon Has Two Tongues (UWP 2001). Jane Aaron is Professor of English at the University of South Wales. She is the author of Pur fel y Dur - Y Gymraes yn Llen Menywod y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg (University of Wales Press, 1998) and edited Our Sisters' Land (reprinted 2004) and Postcolonial Wales (2005). Her most recent book is Welsh Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2013). M. Wynn Thomas is Emyr Humphreys Professor of English at Swansea University. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has published twenty books on American poetry and on the two literatures of Wales.

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Publication date

1st January 2003


Tony Brown

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University of Wales Press


200 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -



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