Issue 50,

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New Welsh Review 50, Autumn 2000


Editorial:


New Welsh Review No. 50 (Robin Reeves)
Welcome to the 50th issue of New Welsh Review! First, a special thanks is owed the many writers who over the past twelve years have illuminated the magazine's pages with articles, poems, short stories and reviews of insight and entertainment. It is due to their contributions, for very modest reward, that New Welsh Review has arrived at this significant milestone and is able to lay claim to the title of Wales's leading literary quarterly in English. No less important have been New Welsh Review's array of supporters, from the Arts Council of Wales and its vital revenue support grant, to the many faithful subscribers and purchasers. Without their backing over the years, the magazine could not have survived and flourished.read more...

Features

Blandings Castle and all that by Raymond Garlick
Raymond Garlick reflects on his time in the Netherlands during the 1960's.
Penile servitude? by Barbara Prys-Williams
An examination of Leo Abse's latest pyrotechnic on sex, politics and society: Fellatio, Masochism, Politics and Love.
A poet in miniature by Gwen Watkins
An introduction to Vernon Watkins's previously unpublished miniature diaries revealing his struggles with the Muse.
Designer democracy by John Cox
A critical review of recent books on the Welsh political scene: The Welsh Illusion by Patrick Hannon (Seren), Scotland and Wales: Nations Again? ed. by Bridget Taylor and Katrina Thomson (UWP), The Road the National Assembly for Wales ed. by J Barry Jones and Denis Balson (UWP), Redesigning Democracy: The Making of the Welsh Assembly by Kevin Morgan and Geoff Mungham (Seren) and Wales Says Yes: the Inside Story of the "Yes for Wales' Referendum campaign by Leighton Andrews (Seren).
We are all Tories now! by Peter Stead
The first of a series on the main political parties running up to the general election: in this issue the Welsh Conservatives and Conservatism.
The Late Earley by Nigel Jenkins
A (belated) tribute to the poet Tom Earley (1911-98): extracts from an interview he gave in July 1980.
"Heroes of zero ambition" by John Pikoulis
The lonely courage of the stoies of Ron Berry.
Travels with a Harley by Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin continues his travelogue.
More than a splash of colour by Jeni Williams
Jeni willaims talks to writers and performers about the role of theatre.
Theatre as an interface between Wales and the world by Hazel Walford Davies and David Adams
Plans to establish a Wales iti Cymru - a Welsh Centre of the International Theatre Institute.
Keith 'Beefy' Jenkins by Val Hill and Gaynor Lougher
A tribute to the actor who died in 2000.

Fiction

Howell William Williams by Anna Young
Eleanor by Robert Nisbet
Eduardo and Felippe by Roger Granelli
Life List by Mike Bosley

Poems

Poems by :
Liz Atkin, John Barnie, Phil Carradice, Russell Collier, Julian Colton, Peter Finch, Desmond Graham, James Harpur, Marc Harris, Paul Henry, Denis Lewis, Stephen Mason, Stephen Derwent Partington, Zoe Skoulding, Kenneth C Steven, Jeni Williams

Reviews


The majority of books reviewed in New Welsh Review can
be bought online from gwales.com, the Welsh Books Council's online
bookshop, by simply clicking on the 'buy now' icon. For any that
are unavailable, please contact the publishers or ask in your local
bookshop. All details were correct at the time of publication.
The Wheel: an anthology of modern poetry in Cornish 1950-1980 by Ed. Tim Saunders
Published by Francis Boutle Publishers
ISBN £10.00
Reviewed by Mary-Ann Constantine
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The Hugh Tide: Collected Poems in Cornish 1974-1999 by Tim Saunders
Published by Francis Boutle Publishers
ISBN £10.00
Reviewed by Mary-Ann Constantine
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Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow by David N. Thomas
Published by Seren
ISBN £9.95
Reviewed by James A. Davies
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Dylan Thomas: The Biography by Paul Ferris
Published by Dent
ISBN £25.00
Reviewed by James A. Davies
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Sensuous Glory: The Poetic Vision of D. Gwenallt Jones by Donald Allchin, D. Densil Morgan and Patrick Thomas
Published by Canterbury Press
ISBN £7.99
Reviewed by Grahame Davies
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Oxygen by Ed. Amy Wack & Grahame Davies
Published by Seren
ISBN £9.95
Reviewed by Mercer Simpson
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Over Milk Wood by Ed. Peter Stead and Sally Roberts
Published by Alun Books
ISBN £10.00
Reviewed by Mercer Simpson
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The Blue Book by Owen Sheers
Published by Seren
ISBN £6.95
Reviewed by Catherine Fisher
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Altered States by Catherine Fisher
Published by Seren
ISBN £7.95
Reviewed by Owen Sheers
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Ordinary Time by Joseph P Clancy
Published by Gomer
ISBN £7.95
Reviewed by Peter Gruffydd
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A Gwynedd Symphony by Tony Conran
Published by Gomer
ISBN £5.00
Reviewed by Peter Gruffydd
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Singing to Wolves by Ruth Bidgood
Published by Seren
ISBN £6.95
Reviewed by Peter Gruffydd
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Simmer Dim by William Greenway
Published by Akron University Press
ISBN £12.95
Reviewed by Peter Gruffydd
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G.T. Clark: Scholar Ironmaster in the Victorian Age by Ed. Brian LL. James
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN £30.00
Reviewed by Brian Davies
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Poetry and Prose: Gerard Manley Hopkins by Ed. Walford Davies
Published by J.M. Dent/Everyman
ISBN £5.99
Reviewed by Melinda Gray
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Medieval Welsh Manuscripts by Daniel Huws
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN £50.00
Reviewed by Dafydd Johnston
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Where the World Ends by John Harrison
Published by John Murray
ISBN £17.99
Reviewed by Jim Perrin
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Mila and Mervusya, A Russian Wedding by Mervyn Matthews
Published by Seren
ISBN £10.95
Reviewed by Richard Norton-Taylor
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An A to Z of Wales and the Welsh by Terry Breverton
Published by Christopher Davies
ISBN £14.99
Reviewed by Peter Stead
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Wales, Land of my Father by David Hurn with an introduction by Patrick Hannan
Published by Thames and Hudson
ISBN £19.95
Reviewed by Peter Morgan
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