Issue 4,

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New Welsh Review 4, Spring 1989


There is no editorial in this issue (Belinda Humfrey)


Star Kings and Wizards by Sally Roberts Jones
Sally Roberts Jones looks at the influence that Arthurian legend has had, and continues to have on literature and film.
Profile of Roland Mathias by Jeremy Hooker
The author looks at the life of Roland Mathias - historian, poet, critic and teacher - and the important role he has played in the development of Anglo-Welsh writing.
by Moira Dearnley
Moira Dearnely on the view of Wales in the novels of 19th Century writer, Anne Beale.
Glyn Jones and I go to Paris by Elwyn Davies
Extracts from the 1932 diary of Elwyn Davies.
Books and Curators by J R Kenyon
J R Kenyon on the library of the National Museum of Wales.
Letter from America by David Lloyd
On poetry magazines.
Write On! New Theatre in Wales by David Adams
A report on Made in Wales's Write on Festival in Mold and Cardiff.


The Ferryman's Daughter by Alun Richards
The Agony in the Garden by Lynn Kramer
Elephants Never Forget by Bernard Harrington
A Bird in the House by Katie Campbell


Poems by :
Vuyelwa Carlin
Christine Evans
Catherine Fisher
Anne Stevenson
John Heath-Stubbs
Christopher Meredith
William Oxley
Barry Simner
Edwin Morgan
Lawrence Ferlinghetti


The majority of books reviewed in New Welsh Review can
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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.
Love in the Days of Rage by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Published by Bodley Head
ISBN pb 166pp £8.95
Reviewed by John Turner
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Rumours of Fulfilment by Robert Watson
Published by Seren
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Reviewed by Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan
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Themes on a Variation by Edwin Morgan
Published by Carcanet
ISBN pb 140pp £6.95
Reviewed by Ian Gregson
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A Various Art by Ed by Andrew Crozier & Tim Longville
Published by Carcanet
ISBN pb 377pp £12.95
Reviewed by Sean Hand
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the new british poetry by Ed by F D'Aguiar, G Allnut, E Mottram, K Edward
Published by Paladin
ISBN pb 480pp £6.95
Reviewed by Ian Gregson
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Let's Talk about the Weather by Marin Sorescu
Published by Forest Books
ISBN pb 96pp £5.95
Reviewed by Sean Hand
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Symphonies in Black: The Paintings of Nicholas Evans by Rhoda Evans
Published by Y Lolfa
ISBN pb 150pp £9.95
Reviewed by John Harvey
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Eyecatcher by Mike Kreciala
Published by Kindredson Publishing
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Reviewed by Ian Bell
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A Game of Two Halves by Phil Merrick
Published by The Book Guild
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Reviewed by Ian Bell
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Taliesin: Poems by
Published by Llanerch Enterprises
ISBN pb 120pp £4.95
Reviewed by Tony Conran
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Wilderness/ Just Bounce by Nigel Wells
Published by Bloodaxe
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Reviewed by Clive Meachen
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The Virgin and the Nightingale by Fleur Adcock
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Reviewed by R V Bailey
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Immrama by Catherine Fisher
Published by Seren
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Reviewed by R V Bailey
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