Complete Poems of Idris Davies

Edited by Dafydd Johnston

Complete Poems of Idris Davies
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Edited by Dafydd Johnston

Distributed for University of Wales Press

351 pages | 9-1/10 x 6-3/10
Cloth $79.95 ISBN: 9780708312728 Published December 1994 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Times Literary Supplement

“Marvellously, and for the first time really fully, Dafydd Johnston's edition helps us realize the force of the challenge of Idris Davies for the canon of poetry in English.” –Times Literary Supplement

New Welsh Review

“ . . . the poet who, in his lifetime, was usually treated with condescension and frequently accused of being merely a propagandist for socialism and of writing journalism, is central to the study of Anglo-Welsh poetry - more crucial, in fact, than Dylan Thomas or even R.S. . . . this splendid volume . . . must be saluted: it is surely a major landmark in Anglo-Welsh studies . . .” –New Welsh Review

Poetry Wales

“Dafydd Johnston . . . presents us with a scholarly, but very readable account of Idris Davies's life and includes a substantial critical essay on the development of Davies's poetry . . . a coherent, comprehensive testament to Idris Davies's importance in Welsh literary culture.” –Poetry Wales

English in Wales

“ . . . an impressive publication.” –English in Wales

Poetry Review

“ . . . he has a claim to be recognized as one of the outstanding working-class poets of the century . . . an important work of publishing and scholarship . . .” –Poetry Review

Forum for Modern Language Studies

“ . . . an admirable tool for the study of a poet whose work is not, at present, well known or easily available.” –Forum for Modern Language Studies

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