Issue 39,

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New Welsh Review 39, Winter 1997


Editorial:


A home for the Welsh Assembly (Robin Reeves)
Cardiff poet, the late John Tripp wrote the lines below a quarter of a century ago. In the light of Cardiff's unwillingness to turn over its City Hall at a reasonable price, for use as the home of the Welsh Assembly, they could have been written yesterday. But then Tripp, who was remembered at a special Welsh Academy event in October when he would have been 70, was familiar with the ambiguities of the relationship between Wales and
Cardiff's civic leaders.
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Features

Daniel Rowland's Children by Nigel Jenkins
Nigel Jenkins reviews Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier, an intriguing new study of nineteenth-century emigration from Ceredigion to Ohio.
from 'Yellow Dust Journal' by Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minihinnick charts his travels along the uranium trail in America.
Coal Faces by Tina Carr & Annemarie Schone
In an extract from their book: Coal Faces, the People of the Afan Valley, the authors talk to 'Peter' and his brothers about life after coal in the Upper Afan Valley.
Under the Sway of Coal by H. Gustav Klaus
H. Gustav Klaus reviews Coal: An Anthology of Mining by Tony Curtis.
'Detached attachment' by James A. Davies
James A. Davies discusses the life and work of the writer, John Ormond.
What was before Big Bang? by Glyn Jones
Extracts from the 1980s jottings of Glyn Jones, selected by Meic Stephens.
Tones of Loneliness by Tony Brown
The Collected Poems of Glyn Jones is reviewed by Tony Brown.
Getting your name into print by Peter Finch
The conclusion of New Welsh Review's series on the art of writing.
Welsh self-denigration is now redundant by David Gow & Marion Loffler
An analysis of the stage and film versions of Ed Thomas's play House of America.
Two languages, one theatre? by Jon Gower
Jon Gower assesses the fruits of Chapter's recent "Cymru Heb Ffiniau: Wales without Borders" drama festival.
Avoiding the mistakes of the 1970s by Graham Laker
The author discusses the "social ownership" of theatre space.
Discovering a theatrical landscape by Hazel Walford Davies
An interview with the playwright Greg Cullen.
Aberystwyth shows off record entry by Keith Morris
An analysis of the ninth Welsh International Film Festival.
Franco & Nye: recipes for success by Topher Mills
Broadcasting notes.

Fiction

A Tail and Four Legs by J.A. Baldwin
Sabbatical by Alun Richards
Continuity by Philip Ward
Twenty Different Colours by Lloyd Rees

Poems

Poems by :
Peter French
Phil Carradice
Peter Gruffydd
Elizabeth Ashworth
Herbert Williams
M.J. Thomas
Erin Striff
Lorna Lloyd
D.M. Lane
Jon Mitchell
Steve Short
Tony Conran
Jacqueline Lucas
Brian Smith

Reviews


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are unavailable, please contact the publishers or ask in your local
bookshop. All details were correct at the time of publication.
Rhys Davies Collected Stories Vols. 1&2 by Ed. by Meic Stephens
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Reviewed by Sian Hughes
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Ram With Red Horns by Rhys Davies
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R. Williams Parry by Bedwyr Lewis Jones
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Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism by Ed. by James Acheson and Romana Huk
Published by State University of New York Press
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Reviewed by Victor Golightly
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The Lord Rhys: Prince of Deheubarth by Roger Turvey
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Yr Arglwydd Rhys by Nerys Ann Jones and Huw Pryce
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Id's Hospit by Sheenagh Pugh
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There Was a Small Death by Janet Dube
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The Waiting Game by Bernice Rubens
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The Novel To End All Novels by
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The Retired Life by P.G. Thomas
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The Horse in Celtic Cultures: Medieval Welsh Perspectives by Ed. by Sioned Davies and Nerys Ann Jones
Published by University of Wales Press
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Medieval Women in their Communities by Ed. by Diane Watt
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A Swansea Anthology by Ed. by James A. Davies
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I Bought a Mountain by Thomas Firbank
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A Pig in a Passage by Ann Drysdale
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Belin's Hill by Catherine Fisher
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The Soul Thieves by Catherine Fisher
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The Island of Summer by Jenny Sullivan
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Marya's Emmets by Clare Cooper
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The Death of Dylan Thomas by Dr James Nashold and George Tremlett
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Dylan Thomas, Word and Image by J.M. Towns
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