Issue 26,

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New Welsh Review 26, Autumn 1994


Publishing in Wales (Robin Reeves)
The New Welsh Review will shortly be launching, with the support of the Arts Council for Wales, a new annual publication, Welsh Writing in English; a Yearbook of Critical Essays. (see page opposite for details). Planet: the Welsh Internationalist has recently also announced plans for diversifying into books, thanks to a Foundation for Sports and the Arts grant. (NWR is grateful for a recent grant from the same source towards the purchase of new capital equipment). Planet is following an expansion route which was pioneered by Poetry Wales Press - now more usually known as Seren Books - during the 1980s.


South Wales history which almost excludes the Welsh by D Hywel Davies
The author takes Dai Smith to taks for virtually excluding, from his historic vision of 'Cosmopolitan' South Wales, the Welsh-speaking working-class communities of 'Welsh' south Wales.
The Lady in the Blue Suit by Lewis Davies
The author received the 1993-94 John Morgan Writing Award to follow in the footsteps of John Steinbeck and investigate economic migration today. Here he reports from Route Sixty Six.
The Wounded Bard by John Pikoulis
John Pikoulis's Gwyn Jones lecture has The Welsh novel in English, focusing on Lewis Jones, Glyn Jones and Emyr Humphreys.
A Edward Richards: writer from mid Wales by David A Matthews
The author considers Borth born poet A Edward Richards's claim that he gave Dylan Thomas the idea for Under Milk Wood.
Putting English in its place by Alwyn Evans
Alwyn Evans discusses the English content of Wales's National Curriculum in the light of some recently-published books celebrating Wales's literatures.
English: 'an archipelago, not a land mass' by Sandra Antsey
The author reviews English People: the experience of teaching and learning English in British universities, a social study of people in the 'English business'.
Giving the word hiraeth its full resonance by Jon Gower
Broadcasting notes.


The Windmill by Richard Poole
The Spanish Lady by A Edward Richards
Short Cut by Euron Griffith
Some Kind o' begginin by Mike Jenkins


Poems by :
Ray Stebbing
Fiona Sampson
Sheenagh Pugh
Deborah Davies
David T Lloyd
Norman Schwenk
FJ Williams
Kathy Miles
Stephen Smith
Vuyelwa Carlin
M K Alexander
John Beynon
Phil McKelliget
Phillip A Pugh
Dick Pettit
Jeremy Hughes
John Ackerman
Robert Druce
Paul Dunn
Richard Johnson


The majority of books reviewed in New Welsh Review can
be bought online from, the Welsh Books Council's online
bookshop, by simply clicking on the 'buy now' icon. For any that
are unavailable, please contact the publishers or ask in your local
bookshop. All details were correct at the time of publication.
Our Sisters' Land: the Changing Identities of Women in Wales by Ed by Jane Aaron, Teresa Rees, Sandra Betts & Moira Vincentelli
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN pb 319pp £12.95
Reviewed by Hywel Francis
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Wotan, My Enemy by Leo Abse
Published by Robson Books
ISBN pb 275pp £18.95
Reviewed by Christopher Harvie
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Goodbye What Were You?: Selected Writings by Glyn Jones
Published by Gomer
ISBN pb 182pp £8.95
Reviewed by Katie Gramich
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Richard Hughes by Richard Perceval Graves
Published by Andre Deutsch
ISBN 491pp £20.00
Reviewed by Richard Poole
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Masks by Duncan Bush
Published by Seren
ISBN pb 71pp £5.95
Reviewed by Graham Allen
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Hey Fatman by Robert Minhinnick
Published by Seren
ISBN pb 64pp £5.95
Reviewed by Graham Allen
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Writing, Region and Nation by Ed by James A Davies and Glyn Purseglove
Published by University of Wales, Swansea
Reviewed by John Pikoulis
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Italian Landscape Poems by Trans by Alistair Elliot
Published by Bloodaxe
ISBN pb 140pp £7.95
Reviewed by Aeron Thomas
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Attilio Bertolucci Selected Poems by Trans by Charles Tomlinson
Published by Bloodaxe
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Reviewed by Aeron Thomas
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The Description of Pembrokeshire by George Owen of Henlys
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Reviewed by David Rees
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I, Conker ... by Tom Davies
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Man of Amman: The Life of Dai Davies by Phil Melling
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Reviewed by Dai Woosnam
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Moll: The Making of Molly Parkin by Molly Parkin
Published by Gollancz
ISBN 272pp £15.99
Reviewed by Mary Parnell
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Snowdonia: A Historical Anthology by David Kirk
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
ISBN pb 245pp £5.95
Reviewed by Dewi Roberts
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All the Days Were Glorious: George Gissing in North Wales by Gwyn Neale
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
ISBN pb 56pp £2.95
Reviewed by Dewi Roberts
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Concise Dictionary of National Biography by
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN hb 3333pp £130.00
Reviewed by Idwal Walters
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Shakespeare's Welsh connection - Tom Lloyd-Roberts

Hay-on-Wye Festival - Nicholas Murray

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