Welsh Writing in English, Volume 7

Edited by M. Wynn Thomas

Welsh Writing in English, Volume 7
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Edited by M. Wynn Thomas

Distributed for University of Wales Press

348 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2003
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780708316795 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The book opens with a broad survey of pre-twentieth-century literature. Subsequent chapters deal with industrial fictions; border literature and border identity; Dylan Thomas and his contemporaries; natives and exiles; popular fiction and the Welsh imagination; writers living and working outside Wales; the poetry revival of the 1960s; literature in the last quarter of the twentieth century; and parallels with other literatures.
 
Among the many writers discussed in detail are John Dyer, Henry Vaughan, Caradoc Evans, Rhys Davies, Gwyn Jones, Emlyn Williams, Margiad Evans, Richard Hughes, David Jones, Dylan Thomas, Glyn Jones, Idris Davies, Alun Lewis, Roland Mathias, R. S. Thomas, Emyr Humphreys, Brenda Chamberlain, Richard Llewellyn, Allen Raine, Harri Webb, Leslie Norris, John Ormond, Dannie Abse, Alun Richards, Gillian Clarke and Christopher Meredith.
Contents

 

Acknowledgements

Contributors

 

Introduction

      M. Wynn Thomas

 

1    Prelude to the Twentieth Century 

        Belinda Humfrey

 

2     ‘A New Enormous Music’: Industrial Fiction in Wales

         Stephen Knight

 

3    Borderers and Borderline Cases

        John Powell Ward

 

4    Dylan Thomas and his Welsh Contemporaries

        James A. Davies

 

5    The Problems of Belonging

        Tony Brown and M. Wynn Thomas

 

6    Popular Images

        John Harris

 

7    Poetry Wales and the Second Flowering

        Tony Conran

 

8     Both in and out of the Game: Welsh Writers and the British Dimension

        Katie Gramich

 

9    ‘Pulling You through Changes’: Welsh Writing in English before, between and after two Referenda

        Jane Aaron and M. Wynn Thomas

 

10   Parallels and Paradigms

        Ned Thomas

 

Bibliographies and Selected List of Primary Texts

Index

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