The Poetry of R. S. Thomas

The Poetry of R S Thomas R S Thomas is the author of collections of poetry a writer of international repute and the subject of increasing critical and academic interest The Poetry of R S Thomas was the first critical wor

  • Title: The Poetry of R. S. Thomas
  • Author: John Powell Ward
  • ISBN: 9781854112521
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • R S Thomas is the author of 20 collections of poetry, a writer of international repute, and the subject of increasing critical and academic interest The Poetry of R.S Thomas was the first critical work about him, an invaluable volume which has yet to be surpassed Its author has taken the opportunity to completely revise and update the book reflecting on both the develR S Thomas is the author of 20 collections of poetry, a writer of international repute, and the subject of increasing critical and academic interest The Poetry of R.S Thomas was the first critical work about him, an invaluable volume which has yet to be surpassed Its author has taken the opportunity to completely revise and update the book reflecting on both the development of Thomas career and the poetry collections of the last ten years Grouping the books together thematically, Ward examines Thomas growing reputation and discusses the poet s concerns and subjects, and the images and techniques he uses to express them as they evolve through the increasing Thomas canon The result is a fascinating guide to than 50 years of writing The breadth of Ward s knowledge, together with his own practice as a poet, ensures he is equally at home with theological argument or the use of metaphor nationalism or naturalism Romanticism or the philosophy of Wittgenstein Ward offers stimulating insights into the character and work of the 20th century s greatest religious poet in English, from the early hill farmer poems which brought him fame through those allied to visual art, the lost faith poems, to the philosophical later work In the process Ward confirms his own position as one of the most profound thinkers about poetry today.

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