R.S. Thomas

Serial Obsessive

Awdur(on): M. Wynn Thomas

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Beirniadaeth Lenyddol

  • Chwefror 2013 · 304tudalen · 234x156mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9780708326138
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Am y llyfr

Astudiaeth sy'n gosod gwaith bardd crefyddol o bwys a ganai ar ddiwedd yr ugeinfed ganrif mewn goleuni trawiadol newydd. Gellir ystyried R.S. Thomas yn fardd rhyfel 'amgen', yn heddychwrm myfyriwr celf, a chofiannydd arbrofol cyfoes.


This previously uncollected collection of essays on R. S. Thomas illustrates, once again, that M. Wynn Thomas has continued to be what he has been from the beginning - R. S. Thomas's finest critic. Professor William Davis, Baylor University, Texas M. Wynn Thomas circles his subject obsessively, approaching the work of R. S. Thomas in the contexts in turn of its changing times, its gravely playful theological speculations, its dialogue with American verse, its relationship to painting, and much else besides. The result is a cubist portrait of the artist and his work, a seeing-round-corners miracle of insight and illumination. R.S. Thomas is presented less in the round than the polyhedron, the kinks, angles and many faces of his profound and sometimes difficult poetry brought suddenly into the light by a formidably learned and delicate intelligence. Professor Thomas moves gracefully between the two literatures of Wales - his chapter on the clergyman poet's debt to the example of Saunders Lewis is a tour-de-force of trans-lingual subtlety - and between Welsh and international perspectives. R. S. Thomas: Serial Obsessive must be counted an indispensable book for anyone interested in modern poetry or modern Wales. Professor Patrick Crotty, the University of Aberdeen


Introduction 1 War Poet 2 For Wales See Landscape 3 The disappearing clergyman 4 Son of Saunders 5 Family Matters 6 The leper of Abercuawg 7 Irony in the soul: R. (S)ocrates Thomas 8 Time’s Changeling 9 The Fantastic Side of God 10 Transatlantic Relations 11 The Fast-Dipping Brush 12 The brush’s piety

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

M. Wynn Thomas

M. Wynn Thomas is Professor of English and Emyr Humphreys Professor of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University.

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