Issue 46,

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New Welsh Review 46, Autumn 1999


Editorial:


Celebrating the millennium (Robin Reeves)
A casual visitor from Mars could be forgiven for thinking that Wales is celebrating the second millennium of rugby football, rather than Christianity. As the hysteria surrounding the Rugby World Cup is whipped up to fever pitch, Wales's god is being projected as an oval ball. There is a saviour who has come from New Zealand rather than heaven, with 15 apostles chosen for their ability to keep god out of the hands of Wales's enemies, performing the sacred rites before an ecstatic congregation in a place of worship very akin to sacred gathering places of old such as Stonehenge and Rome's Colosseum. We, the assembled congregation are being told that rugby is no longer just a game, or even Wales's national game but, as the television channels seeking to persuade us to follow the rites every waking hour, put it: "A way of life! A way of believing! Rugby, the heart of Wales!"read more...

Features

"The 1847 Report told the Welsh exactly what the english thought of them..." by Linda Adams
Linda Adams reviews The Language of the Blue Books Gwyneth Tyson Robert's study of the 1847 Report into the State of Education.
Small, timeless worlds enclosed by friendship by Leslie Norris
A critique of "The Collected Stories of Glyn Jones" edited with an introduction by Tony Brown.
Taking Welsh sensibility into the wider world by Ozi Rhys Osmond
Welsh Greats of the Century: Artists. "At the beginning of this century there were few Welsh Artists, however we are now witnessing an enormous growth in activity in all of the arts."
Wales's theatres of lethargy and destruction by Brian Davies
A review of two volumes of work by the English social historian, Raphael Samuel: Theatres of Memory, Volumes I & II
A fiercely mourning house by Walford Davies
Walford Davies reviews A Reference Companion to Dylan Thomas by James A Davies
In a strange land (part 11) by Richard Poole
The conclusion of Richard Poole's study of Glyn Jones's novel, The Island of Apples.
Fruitful earth, poetic space by Topher Mills
Broadcasting notes.

Fiction

Beliefs by David Winwood
Out of the Scrapheap by Roger Granelli
Lord of the Animals by Tony Conran
Before the Deluge by Ryan Ablett
Your Number's Up by Penny Pearce

Poems

Poems by :
John Heath-Stubbs
J Brookes
Ruth Bidgood
Leslie Norris
Nigel Jenkins
Robert Minhinnick
Penny Windsor
Frank Dullaghan
Helen Kitson
Mike Jenkins
William Oxley
Floyd Skloot
William Greenway
Dave Medlinsky
Merryn Williams
Ifor Thomas
Sam Adams
Liz Atkin
Teresa Morgan
JL Brooke
WM Tidmarsh
Phil McKelliget
Peter Stileman
Kris Siefken
Pat Hollingbery

Reviews


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Corresponding Cultures:the Two Literatures of Wales by M Wynn Thomas
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Reviewed by Stephen Knight
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Siegfried Sassoon by John Stuart Roberts
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James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker
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Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker
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Summer Storm by Sian James
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Songs of Silence by Patricia Barrie
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y.t. and his holiness by Jennifer Rhead
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Stonelight by Sheenagh Pugh
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Pur fel y Dur: Y Gymraes yn Llen Menywod y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg by Jane Aaron
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Scar on the Stone, Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia by Ed. Chris Agee
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Voices for Kosovo by Ed. Rupert Loydell
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Heart of a Deer by Pascale Petit
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Stranded on Ithaca by S W Rhydderch
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Tide Table by Zoe Skoulding
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Tidy Boy by David Hughes
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Late Lamps:Poems 1990-1998 by J C Evans
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Voices From a Burning Boat by Stevie Krayer
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Approaches to the study of Autobiography from Wales by Christine Evans
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Approaches to the Study of Glyn Jones's The Island of Apples by Ann Bowen
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Approaches to the study of Poems by Gillian Clarke by Zoe Skoulding
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Poets of Modern Ireland: Text, Context and Intertext by Neil Corcoran
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Reviewed by Nicholas Murray
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Princelings, Privilege and Power: The Tivyside Gentry in Their Community by Leslie Baker-Jones
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A Garden Lost in Time by Penny David
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Letters

Redefining Masculinity in Wales - Mark Hamer

Ian Rowlands on Welsh Theatre - Lewis Davies

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