Dix, H., 2008. “To Speak in New Ways”: Class and Poetry in Wales since 1970. In: Slanderous Tongues: Essays on Welsh Poetry in English 1970- 2000 ed. Daniel Williams. Bridgend: Seren.
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Shortly before Margaret Thatcher’s first re-election as Prime Minister in June 1983, one of Wales’s best-known working-class writers, Raymond Williams, was asked to give a paper entitled ‘Problems of the Coming Period’ to a meeting of the Socialist Society, London. In this chapter, I wish to use Williams’s paper to provide some of the social and historical contexts in which Welsh poetry since 1979 can be understood.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Literature Poetry Wales Literary Criticism Raymond Williams Oliver Reynolds Mike Jenkins|
|Deposited By:||Dr Hywel Dix|
|Deposited On:||06 Feb 2012 16:31|
|Last Modified:||23 Jun 2015 10:10|
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