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“To Speak in New Ways”: Class and Poetry in Wales since 1970.

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.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Literature Poetry Wales Literary Criticism Raymond Williams Oliver Reynolds Mike Jenkins
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:19279
Deposited By: Dr Hywel Dix
Deposited On:06 Feb 2012 16:31
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:42


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