Poems from the Soul

Twelve of the Great Hymns of Wales

Awdur(on) M. Wynn Thomas

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Literary Criticism, Art and Music, Religion, Welsh Interest

  • Chwefror 2024 · 112 tudalen ·198x129mm

  • · Clawr Caled - 9781837600113
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Am y llyfr

Even as many in the modern world draw away from organised religion, the great hymns of our time persist: we turn to them at weddings and funerals, at rugby matches and in pubs.

 

Bringing together twelve of Wales’s best-loved hymns, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, Poems from the Soul reveals the heart and soul of a people’s poetry. These are the poems of ordinary folk – blacksmiths, farmers and preachers – and they played a vital role in the creation of the Welsh people.

 

Ranging from the visionary intensity of Ann Griffiths to the striking biblical imagery of Wales’s unofficial national anthem, ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer’, in every hymn a single, singular voice sings out, loud and strong with fear, hope, ecstasy or anxiety.

 

With original illustrations by Ruth Jên Evans throughout, this collection offers insights into the making of a modern nation and demonstrates the transformative power of voices raised in song.

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

Awdur(on): M. Wynn Thomas

M. Wynn Thomas yw'r Athro Emyr Humphreys mewn Saesneg ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe. Mae'n Gymrawd yr Academi Brydeinig, ac mae wedi cyhoeddi ugain o lyfrau ar farddoniaeth Americanaidd ac ar ddwy lenyddiaeth Cymru.

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