A Writer s House in Wales

Warm and witty, informal and insightful, A Writer's House in Wales is a journey into the very soul of Wales and an esteemed writer's discovery of the profoundest meanings of Welshness.

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111820531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

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The author describes Trefan Morys, her country house in Wales, and looks at Welsh culture, history, and symbols.

A Writer s House in Wales

... a few visiting writers, several television crews, some total strangers who have been lured into the house by the offer of a glass of wine, lots of Americans, a few Indians, a variety of Europeans, the Welsh Islamic wife of the Omani ...

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426209147

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Through an exploration of her country home in Wales, acclaimed travel writer Jan Morris discovers the heart of her fascinating country and what it means to be Welsh. Trefan Morys, Morris's home between the sea and mountains of the remote northwest corner of Wales, is the 18th-century stable block of her former family house nearby. Surrounding it are the fields and outbuildings, the mud, sheep, and cattle of a working Welsh farm. She regards this modest building not only as a reflection of herself and her life, but also as epitomizing the small and complex country of Wales, which has defied the world for centuries to preserve its own identity. Morris brilliantly meditates on the beams and stone walls of the house, its jumbled contents, its sounds and smells, its memories and inhabitants, and finally discovers the profoundest meanings of Welshness.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

BA; poet, editor, translator and tutor of creative writing; b. 8 June 1937, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. ... Ed., Anglo-Welsh Review 1976—84; Pres., Ty Newydd (Welsh creative writers' house), Gwynedd 1993—; mem. Welsh Acad. (chair.

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781857432695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2004

Career : Lecturer , Gwent College of Art and Design , Newport , 1975-82 ; Ed . , Anglo - Welsh Review , 1976–84 ; Pres . , Ty Newydd ( Welsh creative writers ' house ) , Gwynedd , 1993– . Publications : Poetry : Snow on the Mountain ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857431782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.

Traveling Genius

This is of course significant to the writing, and some critics detect a change of tone and style afterward, but a detailed analysis of how her writing works has not yet been undertaken.

Author: Gillian Fenwick

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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"Traveling Genius surveys the half century of work by British writer Jan Morris, including more than fifty books and thousands of essays and reviews, from 1950s America via Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Sydney, and Hong Kong to her home in Wales. Internationally known as a travel writer, she has also distinguished herself across many other genres by writing history, autobiographies and biographies, and literary fiction and essays." "Existing accounts of Morris's work are largely confined to reviews and magazine essays, and often concentrate on James Morris's sex change and transformation into Jan Morris. This is of course significant to the writing, and some critics detect a change of tone and style afterward, but a detailed analysis of how her writing works has not yet been undertaken. In Traveling Genius, Gillian Fenwick fills that gap in the scholarship with the first study to explore the depths of Morris's complete body of work, utilizing close readings and archival research."--BOOK JACKET.


-Michael D. Mosettig A Writer's House in Wales By Jan Morris ; National Geographic Directions ; 143 pages ; $ 20 " My house is so absolutely of its setting , is rooted so profoundly not just in the soil , but in the very idea of Wales ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106016874189

Category: Coal trade

Page: 574

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Women s Writing from Wales before 1914

emotional ties to Wales: she honeymooned and frequently holidayed at her uncle's home in North Wales, and her only son died there in 1845. While she does not include a formal prefatory note to “The Doom of the Griffiths”, her narrator's ...

Author: Jane Aaron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000651508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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This essay collection rediscovers and reassesses a host of still little-known, pre-1914, Welsh women writers. In the last few decades considerable advances have been made towards rediscovering, contextualising, and analysing women’s writing from Wales. The combined influences of the post-1960s women’s movement, the 1990s Welsh devolution successes, and the development of the ‘Four Nations’ school of British literary criticism, have together effected significant advances in the field of Welsh feminist literary studies. This book focuses in particular on: the fifteenth- to eighteenth-century Welsh-language bards, such as Gwerful Mechain, Angharad James, and Marged Dafydd; the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English-language poets, including Katherine Philips, Jane Brereton, Anne Penny, and Anne Hughes; contributors to the Romantic movement in Wales, such as the poets and novelists Mary Robinson and Ann of Swansea; the mid-nineteenth-century protesting voice of polemicists such as Jane Williams (Ysgafell); the Victorian English-language novelists, for example Louisa Matilda Spooner, Anne Beale, Amy Dillwyn, Allen Raine, and Mallt Williams, and their concern with national, class, and gender identities; and early twentieth-century Welsh-language writers engaged with Welsh Home Rule and women’s suffrage issues, such as Gwyneth Vaughan and Eluned Morgan. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women's Writing. Chapter 7 is available Open Access at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9780367353483_oachapter7.pdf

The Author s Effects

On Writer's House Museums Nicola J. Watson ... Jeannette, 'Monk's House, Rodmell, E. Sussex', in Kate Marsh ed., Writers and their Houses: A Guide to the Writers' Houses of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (London: Hamish Hamilton, ...

Author: Nicola J. Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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The Author's Effects: On the Writer's House Museum is the first book to describe how the writer's house museum came into being as a widespread cultural phenomenon across Britain, Europe, and North America. Exploring the ways that authorship has been mythologised through the conventions of the writer's house museum, The Author's Effects anatomises the how and why of the emergence, establishment, and endurance of popular notions of authorship in relation to creativity. It traces how and why the writer's bodily remains, possessions, and spaces came to be treasured in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as a prelude to the appearance of formal writer's house museums. It ransacks more than 100 museums and archives to tell the stories of celebrated and paradigmatic relics—Burns' skull, Keats' hair, Petrarch's cat, Poe's raven, Brontë's bonnet, Dickinson's dress, Shakespeare's chair, Austen's desk, Woolf's spectacles, Hawthorne's window, Freud's mirror, Johnson's coffee-pot and Bulgakov's stove, amongst many others. It investigates houses within which nineteenth-century writers mythologised themselves and their work—Thoreau's cabin and Dumas' tower, Scott's Abbotsford and Irving's Sunnyside. And it tracks literary tourists of the past to such long-celebrated literary homes as Petrarch's Arquà, Rousseau's Ile St Pierre, and Shakespeare's Stratford to find out what they thought and felt and did, discovering deep continuities with the redevelopment of Shakespeare's New Place for 2016.

A topographical dictionary of Wales

Some writers house of that kind in these parts : according to Leascribe this to Morgan , or Morcant , son of the land it had the privilege of sanctuary . When King renowned King Arthur , who is said to have occa- John exacted a levy ...

Author: Samuel Lewis


ISBN: OXFORD:555091811


Page: 500

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Writer s Market 2002

... Donald Maass ; Dee Mura ; Jane Rotrosen ; Peter Rubie ; Russell & Volkening ; Silver Screen Placements ; Vines Agency ; Ann Wright ; Writer Store Erotica : Circle of Confusion ; Wales Literary Agency ; Writers House Ethnic : Agency ...



ISBN: 1582970491

Category: Authorship

Page: 1112

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