Issue 51,

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New Welsh Review 51, Winter 2000


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Features

Our very old friend the Labour Party by Peter Stead
A look back on the Labour Party in Wales over the past 100 years.
A strident polemic for pragmatism by Ted Parry
Ted Parry is less than impressed by a new history of the Labour Party in Wales during its first 100 years.
Gwaliadownunda by Jon Gower
Profile of Welsh poet-in-exile-in-Australia Bryn Griffiths.
Bitter-sweet experience of being a Welsh soccer fan by Dafydd Wigley
On Welsh soccer greats.
Travels with a Harley (part II) by Jim Perrin
In America - from ghost towns and biker chicks to ocean boulevards.
Eight ways of looking at Welsh Writing in English by John Goodby
A review of the latest Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays, with a look at the critical advances of the last thirty years.
Remembering R.S. Thomas by John Pikoulis
A look back on Thomas's immense, uncompromising achievement as a poet over more than 50 years.
The Child and the Whiteness by Rowan Williams
The Archbishop of Wales on why Thomas is practically the only late 20th Century religious poet to retain some moral and imaginative credibility.
Plain speaking and tenderness: a lyric priest's abiding heritage by Emyr Humphreys
On R.S. Thomas the man, and their long years of friendship.
A great religious poet of the Calvinist sublime by M. Wynn Thomas
Remembering the R.S. Thomas's capacity to disconcert expectation.
Sounds and Silence by Tony Brown
On the poet's voice
Existential loneliness and luminous resolution by Barbara Prys-Williams
Recalling R.S. Thomas's brave autobiography.

Fiction

Residue by Gee Williams
Process by Duncan Salisbury
The Swing by Carole Morgan Hopkin
In the Hour-Glass by Michael Spindler

Poems

Poems by :
Glenda Beagan
J. Brookes
Phil Carradice
Peter Finch
Anthony Foakes
Kate Gardiner
John Greening
Peter Gruffydd
Jeremy Hooker
Dilys Jones
John Idris Jones
Mike Jenkins
Olivia Anna Jose
Dennis Lewis
Sue Moules
Sheenagh Pugh
Lynne Rees
Robert Saxton
James Sutherland-Smith
Victor Tapner
John Whitworth
Anna Wigley
John Stuart Williams

Reviews


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Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 281pp £15.99
Reviewed by Barbara Prys-Williams
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The Best of Friends by Emyr Humphreys
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN £7.99
Reviewed by Kirsti Bohata
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Salt of the Earth by Emyr Humphreys
Published by University of Wales Press
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Reviewed by Kirsti Bohata
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An Absolute Hero by Emyr Humphreys
Published by University of Wales Press
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Reviewed by Kirsti Bohata
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Magic and other Deceptions by Gee Williams
Published by Gee
ISBN 109pp £6.50
Reviewed by Stevie Davies
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From the Life and other stories by Sian Preece
Published by Polygon
ISBN 152pp £8.99
Reviewed by Stevie Davies
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Cardiff Dead by John Williams
Published by Bloomsbury
ISBN 241pp £9.99
Reviewed by Herbert Williams
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Infidelity by Paul Ferris
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 266pp £5.99
Reviewed by Herbert Williams
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On the Bright Road by Paddy Figgis
Published by Marion Boyars
ISBN 256pp £8.99
Reviewed by Herbert Williams
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The Welsh Language and the 1891 Census by Gwenfair Parry and Mari A. Williams
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 488pp £15.99
Reviewed by Gareth H Williams
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The Welsh Language and its Social Domains, 1801-1911 by Geraint H. Jenkins (Ed.)
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 629pp £19.99
Reviewed by Gareth H Williams
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Language, Economy and Society: the Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century by John Aitchison and Harold Carter
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 161pp £15.99
Reviewed by Gareth H Williams
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Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition by Jane Shaw and Alan Kreider (Eds.)
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN pb £14.99
Reviewed by Robert Pope
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A Time, A Place by Graham Allen
Published by Swansea Poetry Workshop
ISBN 44pp £5
Reviewed by Victor Golightly
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Elsewhere: New and Selected Poems by Stewart Brown
Published by Peepal Tree Press
ISBN 118pp £7.99
Reviewed by Victor Golightly
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Night Lines by Julie Rainsbury
Published by Gomer
ISBN 70pp £4.95
Reviewed by Victor Golightly
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Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters (New Edition) by Paul Ferris (Ed.)
Published by J.M. Dent
ISBN 1062pp £50
Reviewed by John Idris Jones
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Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne by James A Davies
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 132pp £6.99
Reviewed by John Idris Jones
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The Literary Pilgrim in Wales by Meic Stephens
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
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Reviewed by Dewi Roberts
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Offerings + Re-inventions / Offrymau + Ailddyfeisiadau by Iwan Bala
Published by Seren
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Reviewed by Ozi Rhys Osmond
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Letters

Dylan Thomas and Laugharne - Rt. Hon Denzil Davies MP

Wales's Designer Democracy - Leighton Andrews

Theatre Criticism in Wales - David Adams

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