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R.S. Thomas : a stylistic biography : writing Wales in English

Author: Daniel Westover
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
Series: CREW series of critical and scholarly studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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R. S. Thomas (1913-2000) is the most recognizable literary figure in Wales. His controversial politics and public personality made him a cultural icon and have led to debates about his importance. Yet these debates have too-often marginalized the poetry itself and have produced a deficient understanding of his work. This study argues that Thomas's reputation must be grounded in poetry, not personality. Accordingly,  Read more...
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Biography
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Westover, Daniel.
R.S. Thomas.
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom : University of Wales Press, 2011
(OCoLC)711051028
Named Person: R S Thomas; Ronald Stuart Thomas; Ronald S Thomas; R S Thomas; Ronald S Thomas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Westover
ISBN: 9780708324127 0708324126
OCLC Number: 772519665
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Origins of a Style, 1936 --
1943 --
2. Style Emerging, 1943 --
1955 --
3. Style Defined, 1955 --
1972 --
4. Style Developed, 1972 --
1988 --
5. Style (Un)Refined, 1988 --
2000.
Series Title: CREW series of critical and scholarly studies.
Responsibility: Daniel Westover.

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In R. S. Thomas - A Stylistic Biography, Daniel Westover traces Thomas's poetic development over six decades, demonstrating how the complex interior of the poet manifests itself in the continually  Read more...

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'This is a landmark in R.S.Thomas studies. Too often, the work of the great priest-poet of Wales has been interpreted according to competing ideologies, with his poetry appropriated by the Read more...

 
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