Issue 60,

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New Welsh Review 60, Summer 2003


Editorial:


War Archives (Francesca Rhydderch)
[i:
the madman and the statue stare
at the blackened flags,
the scattered bits, the empty space
and nothing has ever been so still
as this:
the figures that could be bits of wall
the blistered walls that could be live
and puncturing the fret of green and rust
the poison rinse of chlorine sky
without a wing alive in it
without a wing alive.]read more...

Features

Beyond National Literature? Dylan Thomas and Amos Tutuola in 'Igbo masquerade' by Daniel Williams
A discussion of the historical and contemporary significance of Dylan Thomas's review of Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952).
Blythe Spirits by Dylan Thomas
A review of Amos Tutuola's The Palm-wine Drinkard (1952).
Benton End Remembered by Peter Wakelin
The career of artist Cedric Morris is considered in the light of two books about his life and work: Benton End Remembered and Cedric Morris and Lett-Haines: Teaching Art and Life.
Re-writing Autobiography by Fflur Dafydd
An interview with Anghared Price, winner of the 2002 Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod, and rising talent of the Welsh academic arena.
'A dictator, a princess and an adman...' by Amanda Hopkinson
A look at the Independent Foreign Literature Prize: the only British book prize that honours the literary translator on a par with the original author.
From Gwredog Isaf to Santorini by Gwilym Prichard and Claudia Willams
The two artists moved from their home near Caernarfon in 1984 to spend the next seventeen years on the Continent before returning to Wales in 2001. This is an extract from their Continental Diaries and Sketchbooks, being prepared for publication.

Fiction

No Two Shoes The Same by A. Ni Mhaonaigh
A Mother-in Law Story by Siân James
Author Visit by Catherine Fisher

Poems

Poems by :
Glenda Beagan
Deborah Chivers
Patrick Gilmore
Paul Groves
Nigel Jenkins
Chris Kinsey
Lorna Lloyd
Christopher Meredith
James Waller-Davies

Reviews


The majority of books reviewed in New Welsh Review can
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bookshop. All details were correct at the time of publication.
James Hanley: Modernism and the Working Class by John Fordham
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 0708317553 hb £25.00
Reviewed by Stephen Wade
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Scotland: A Short History by Christopher Harvie
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 0192100548 £8.99
Reviewed by Dai Smith
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These Poor Hands by B.L. Coombes (with an introduction by Bill Jones and Chris Williams)
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 0708315631 £7.99
Reviewed by David Barnes
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Rhondda Voices by Sean James Cameron
Published by Tempus
ISBN 0752426257 £10.99
Reviewed by David Barnes
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Llantrisant by Dean Powell
Published by Tempus
ISBN 0752424971 £10.99
Reviewed by David Barnes
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Diwylliant Gwerin Morgannwg by Allan James
Published by Gomer
ISBN 1843230917 £12.95
Reviewed by David Barnes
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Lloyd George: War Leader by John Grigg
Published by Penguin/Allen Lane
ISBN 071399343X hb £25.00
Reviewed by Rufus Adams
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Presences that Disturb: Models of Romantic Identity in the Literature and Culture of the 1790s by Damian Walford Davies
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 0708317383 hb £40.00
Reviewed by Mary-Ann Constantine
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Touch Wood, poems and a story by Dannie Abse
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
ISBN 0863817017 £1.99
Reviewed by Richard Poole
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A Carol for the Coalfield and other poems by Idris Davies
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
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Reviewed by Richard Poole
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Laughter Tangles in Thorn and other poems by Mike Jenkins
Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch
ISBN 0863817033 £1.99
Reviewed by Richard Poole
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An Elusive Tradition: Art and Society in Wales 1870-1950 by Eric Rowan and Carolyn Stewart
Published by University of Wales press
ISBN 0708317693 hb £25.00
Reviewed by Rex Harley
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Hex by Carol Rumens
Published by Bloodaxe
ISBN 1852246022 £7.95
Reviewed by Anna Wigley
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Dart by Alice Oswald
Published by Faber
ISBN 057121410X £8.99
Reviewed by Anna Wigley
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2 by Twm Morys
Published by Cyhoeddiadau Barddas
ISBN 1900437481 £6.00
Reviewed by Rocet Arwel Jones
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Birdsong by Dewi Roberts (Ed)
Published by Seren
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Reviewed by Merryn Williams
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Accident by Kath Jones
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Reviewed by Petra Bennett
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Each Man Kills by David Barry
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Reviewed by Petra Bennett
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Barbsmashive (Spells Trouble) by Mike Jenkins
Published by Pont Books
ISBN 1843231204 £3.95
Reviewed by Catherine Fisher
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Riley, Kylie and Smiley by Malachy Doyle
Published by Pont Books
ISBN 1843231182 £3.50
Reviewed by Catherine Fisher
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Funfair of Fear by Ruth Morgan (illustrated by Chris Glynn)
Published by Pont Readalone
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Reviewed by Sue Moules
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Betsan the Brave by Jenny Sullivan
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Letters

Review of John Davies's North by South: New and Selected Poems - Mary Greenall

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