Echoes to the Amen: The Achievement of R. S. Thomas

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"It's an important and welcome addition to Thomas criticism . . ."—Planet
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Damian Walford Davies is professor of English and head of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.

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Notes on Contributors

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1. Extraordinary Man of the Bald Welsh Hills: The Iago Prytherch Poems PATRICK CROTTY

2. R. S. Thomas’s Welsh Pastoral GEOFFREY HILL

3. Was R. S. Thomas an Atheist Manqué? JOHN BARNIE

4. ‘The Curious Stars’: R. S. Thomas and the Scientific Revolution JOHN PIKOULIS

5. ‘Blessings, Stevens’: R. S. Thomas and Wallace Stevens TONY BROWN

6. Mirror Games: Self and M(O)ther in the Poetry of R. S. Thomas KATIE GRAMICH

7. ‘Double-entry Poetics’: R. S. Thomas – Punster DAMIAN WALFORD DAVIES

8. ‘Time’s Changeling’: Autobiography in The Echoes Return Slow M. WYNN THOMAS

9. Suspending the Ethical: R. S. Thomas and Kierkegaard ROWAN WILLIAMS



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