Issue 47,

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New Welsh Review 47, Winter 1999


Editorial:


Surviving the millennium (Robin Reeves)
Will Wales still be around in 1,000 years time? Asking such an apocalyptic question is for once excusable as we move from the second to the third millennium - and the realistic answer must surely be, probably not.
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Features

A collective challenge to constraining forces by Stephen Knight
Welsh greats of the century: writers of fiction in English. "...the Welsh writers of English fiction make up a different, dissonant but ultimately coherent set of voices that can be seen as great, varied and still developing community."
Robust responses to a literary truncheon by John Rowlands
Welsh Great of the Century: Welsh-language prose writers.
Traveller's tales by John Harrison
An analysis of the art of travel writing.
The rise and fall of a nation builder by David Rees
A review of a biography of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd - 'Llewelyn the Last': Llewelyn ap Gruffydd Prince of Wales by J. Beverley Smith.
Dylan the Cardi by David N Thomas
Dylan Thomas, Newquay and the origins of Under Milk Wood.
Gwilym Marles: Dylan Thomas's Illustrious Forebear by John Edwards
John Edwards on Gwilym Marles, Dylan Thomas's great-uncle, a fervent Unitarian and a Welsh-language poet.
Cuba: Confronting the Negative by Jim Perrin
From Heathrow check-in queue to Havana streets, Jim Perrin describes the people he meets and the places he visits.
Undervalued & unfairly treated by Derec Wyn Jones
The plight of writers in modern Wales - and some tentative suggestions to overcome the predicament.
Changing Lives by John Harrison
The author describes his ten days spent as writer in residence with Cybermania, Elan theatre group's latest work in the Marginalia project.
Regions of unlikeness: the spaces of Welsh theatre by Jeni Williams
A review of some recent productions.
The br/leeding ground by Penny Simpson
A report on the Magdalena Project's open performance forum exploring the issue of the role of the artist in times of political crisis and conflict.
From Planet Max to The Big Picture by Topher Mills
Broadcasting notes.

Fiction

Jasmine Owen Jones (an almost wicked woman) by Anna Young
Bread Alone by Brian Smith
Paradise by June Courage
Fog by John Gower
Plumbers by Peter Gruffydd
Mali by Angela Rigby

Poems

Poems by :
Gary Allen
Oliver Andrew
Tessa Biddington
Olivia Byard
Idris Caffrey
Deborah Chivers
Anne Cluysenaar
Carole Coates
Jean Earle
Angela Fish
Greg Hill
Pat Hollingbery
Stevie Krayer
Sally Roberts Jones
Patricia M Virgin
John Powell Ward
Anna Wigley
Herbert Williams

Reviews


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Dal Pen Rhewswm: Cyfweliadau gydag by Emyr Humphreys
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Certain Welsh Artists: Custodial Aesthetics in Contemporary Welsh Art by Iwan Bala Ed.
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Darganfod Celf Cymru by Ivor Davies and Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan Eds.
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Sacred place, chosen people: land and national identity in Welsh spirituality by Dorian Llywelyn
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Impassioned Clay by Stevie Davies
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The Web of Belonging by Stevie Davies
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So I kissed her little sister by Elizabeth Ashworth
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Everything Breathed by Struan Sinclair
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Return to Lleifior by Islwyn Ffowc Elis translated by Meic Stephens
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Flesh and Blood by Emyr Humphreys
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Raising Sparks by Micheal Symmons Roberts
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Crossings by Gwyn Parry
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Seven Horn Elegy by Ishmael Fiifi Annobil
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Making It by Ric Hool
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Fresher Than Green Brighter Than Orange: an anthology of poetry by Irish women living in London in 1999 by Ed. Eamer O'Keeffe and Lisa Boardman
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i Bought A Star by Thomas Firbank
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Spellmakers by Julie Rainsbury
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The Changeling by Malachy Doyle / Jag Jones
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Letters

Century's Greats: Welsh Steeplechase riders - Patrick Dobbs

Century's Greats: Welsh sculptors - John Davies

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