Welsh Writing in English: v.8

A Yearbook of Critical Essays

Editor(s): Tony Brown Jane Aaron M. Wynn Thomas

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • April 2003 · 200pages · 210x148mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708318294

About The Book

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 English...is a journal to read and re-read, whether your interest is academic, general or just plain serious' Readers report

'... I warmly recommend the book for its comprehensive scope, scholarly expertise and wealth of stimulating detail ... ' (Planet - The Welsh Internationalist)


Andrew Davies “From Fictional Nation to National Fiction? Reconsidering T. J. Llewelyn Prichard’s The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti” Emma Davies “‘He was a queer lad for his age…’: The Crisis of Masculinity in Lewis Jones’s Cwmardy” Victor N. Paananen “The Social Vision of Dylan Thomas” Victor Golightly ” ‘Writing in dreams and blood’: Dylan Thomas and Marxism” James A. Davies “Apostrophes (and Other Endings) in Dylan Thomas’s Deaths and Entrances” Rowan Williams “Swansea’s Other Poet: Vernon Watkins and the Threshold Between Worlds” David Lloyd “Making It New: R. S. Thomas and William Carlos Williams” Jeremy Hooker “Poets, Language and Land: Reflections on English-Language Welsh Poetry since the Second World War” Forum “Alun Lewis and the Politics of Empire”, John Pikoulis, Tony Brown, M. Wynn Thomas Note: “Dylan Thomas in Vancouver, 1950-1952”, Geoffrey Madoc-Jones Claire Powell “Welsh Writing in English: A Bibliography of Criticism”

About the Editor(s)

Tony Brown

TONY BROWN is Professor Emeritus in the School of English Literature and co-director of the R. S. Thomas Research Centre at Bangor University. The founder-editor of Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays (1995–2007), he has published widely on the English-language literature of Wales, especially on the work of Glyn Jones (Collected Stories, 1999) and of R. S. Thomas; his study of the latter in the Writers of Wales series was re-issued by the University of Wales Press in 2013.

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Jane Aaron

Jane Aaron is Professor of English at the University of South Wales. She is the author of Pur fel y Dur - Y Gymraes yn Llên 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).

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M. Wynn Thomas

M. Wynn Thomas is Professor of English and Emyr Humphreys Professor of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University.

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