Issue 3,

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New Welsh Review 3, Winter 1988


There is no editorial in this issue (Belinda Humfrey)


Under the Yoke by Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys celebrates the life and work of Kate Roberts.
Interview with Tony Conran by Ian Gregson
Tony Conran talks about his latest sequence of poetry 'Castles', his Falklands poem 'Eulogy for the Welsh Dead' and the need for truth in his poetry.
From Eulogy to Elegy: Welsh Political Biography by Kenneth O Morgan
The author's Gwyn Jones lecture.
The Writings of Gwyn Jones: A Checklist by Paul Bennett Morgan
A complete bibliography.
Poetry, Politics and the Use of English by Peter Macdonald Smith
In the concluding article in his series on the Anglo-Welsh tradition, Peter Macdonald Smith outlines the politics of the Anglo-Welsh magazines, showing how they sought to justify the use of English in an atmosphere of increasing sympathy for the Welsh.
The Gregynog Library by Glyn Tegai Hughes
Focus on the development of the Gregynog library over the last twenty-five years.


The Card Christmas by Kate Roberts
Signals by Katherine Gallagher
The Old Bird Sings by John Harrison
Travellers by Kathy Miles
What Could I Say? by Douglas Morgan
The Apple by Johannes Gramich
Quest for a Samosa by Derek Williams
Local Government by Peter Finch


Poems by :
Tony Conran
Peter Porter
Jan Owen
Diane Fahey
Ian Caws
Roy Blackman
Huw Jones
Paul Groves
Phil McKelliget
Fleur Adcock
Paul Evans
Mercer Simpson
Neal Mason
Peter Marshall
Jean Earle


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Laughter from the Dark: A Life of Gwyn Thomas by Michael Parnell
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Reviewed by Peter Miles
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Rich. The Life of Richard Burton by Melvyn Bragg
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Selected Short Stories by Gwyn Thomas
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The Government of the Tongue by Seamus Heaney
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Shifts by Christopher Meredith
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The Divided Kingdom by John Osmond
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Clay Hill by Tim Liardet
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Academe by Paul Groves
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Peacocks in Paradise by Elizabeth Inglis-Jones
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The Triple Net by Emyr Humphreys
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