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New Welsh Review 66, Winter 2004


Devolution or Dissolution? (Francesca Rhydderch)
By some sad irony, the First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan, chose to announce sweeping changes to arts funding in Wales just a few days after the celebratory opening of the Wales Millennium Centre. While WMC's programme will be mainstream and its activities Cardiff-based, such an important focus for arts activity cannot fail to have a ripple effect on the rest of more...


Dylan Thomas, 'Philo-Semite' by Andrew Lycett
Andrew Lycett re-evaluates Dylan Thomas's friendship with Mervyn Levy, the first of Dylan's Jewish mentors and friends.
Armadillo on a Bed of Hardcore by Peter Finch
A personal and passionate view of how the Wales Millennium Centre came into being.
Psycho-colonialism by Dai Smith
Dai Smith reviews Stephen Knight's A Hundred years of Fiction: Writing Wales in English, and questions Knight's views on colonialism. Are they intellectually tenable?
'Owe are Ewe?' by Rachel Trezise
A reflection on the work of Neale Howells: enfant terrible of the Welsh contemporary arts scene.
'How to be an expatriate' by Anna Kiernan
Peter Ho Davies, critically acclaimed author and winner of numerous prestigious literary awards, interviewed by Anna Kiernan.


Think of England by Peter Ho Davies
An extract from a novel-in-progress

These Things You Learn by Joanna Quinn
Prospects by Carrie Etter


Poems by :
Dannie Abse
Roger Caldwell
Joseph Clancy
Ian Gregson
Philip Gross
Richard Gwyn
Paula Harries
Alan Perry
Richard Poole
Anna Wigley


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Laughing, Not Laughing by Catherine Merriman (Ed)
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Reviewed by Kaite O'Reilly
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Cressida's Bed by Desmond Barry
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Window Dressing for Hermes by Rhian Saadat
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The Shape of My Country by Tony Conran
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Wounded Wind by Carlos Casares, trans.
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Conquerors of Time by Trevor Fishlock
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Velocity: The Best of Apples & Snakes by Maja Prausnitz (Ed)
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History and the Media by David Cannadine (Ed)
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At a Stretch by Ian Davidson
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Featherpaths by Clyde Holmes
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Questioning the Comet by Stevie Krayer
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Kafka by Nicholas Murray
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Boys: Stories and a Novella by David Lloyd
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Twelve Cities: A Memoir by Roy Jenkins
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A Place in the Mind by R. Gerallt Jones
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Summer Journal 1951 by Gwyn Williams, with an Introduction and Afterword by Lowri Gwilym and Teleri William
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