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Inhaltsangabe: This is the follow-up to the author's previous biography, the critically acclaimed and sales success, "The Last Englishman". It is a hilarious and extraordinary story of a singular man. It describes the life of one of 20th-century English literature's greatest poets. It features R.S. Thomas's poetry published by Penguin Modern Classics, Orion and Bloodaxe with substantial sales every year. He is regarded in Wales as the national poet. Byron Rogers' previous books for Aurum have twice been Radio 4 Book of the week. This is sure to be widely reviewed. Byron Rogers' first biography, of the novelist and publisher J.L. Carr, was read on "Book of the Week", reprinted twice, sold 5000 copies in hardback and was hailed by Simon Jenkins in "The Times" as 'a miniature masterpiece of social history'. For his second biography Rogers - a Welshman who moved to England - has found the perfect subject: the great Welsh poet R.S. Thomas (an English-educated man who set out to become more and more Welsh throughout his life). Thomas is now accepted, along with Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney, as one of the great post-war British poets. All his life, he was a minister in the Church of Wales, at a succession of increasingly remote country parishes. He had a reputation for being an austere, unforgiving, taciturn, wintry man. Now Byron Rogers has unearthed the amazing story of this man's life, and that of his household - one both comic, absurd and touching. Here is a man who banned Hoovers from his house on grounds of noise, whose first act on moving into an ancient cottage was to rip out the central heating, whose attempts to seek out more authentically Welsh parishes only brought him more into contact with loud English holidaymakers. To Thomas's many admirers this will be a surprising, sometimes shocking, but at last humanising portrait of someone who wrote truly metaphysical poetry.
Über den Autor: Byron Rogers' previous books include An Audience with an Elephant, The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail, The Last Englishman and The Last Human Cannonball. All are published by Aurum. He lives in Carmarthen and Northamptonshire.
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press Ltd, 2006. Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition Second Impression. 326 pages illustrated. A very good copy in a complete VG dust jacket. No previous ownership markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 065270
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press Ltd, London, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Second Edition. 7.87 X 5.28 X 1.42 inches; 326 (x) pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16287
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press, London, 2006. Hard Cover. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. Octavo, x + 326pp., mono. photo. illustrations, map. Slight spine lean, dustwrapper spine with waterstain, more obvious at interior; slight smudging at fore-edge. Text clean. A perfectly usable copy in removable clear protective wrap. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38649
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press, London, 2006. Publisher's Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Reprint. 8vo. - 205 mm. Green cloth hardcover, gilt titling to spine. Illustrated. Monochrome photographic plates. Pp. x, 326. Minor edge wear to DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004241
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press, London, 2006. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 326pp; illustrated; d/j has rubbed edges; a post-war poet, a Welsh clergyman and a keen birdwatcher, a man called 'The Ogre of Wales' who preferred the natural world to human company, a touching biography of a great poet. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036660
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press, 2006. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition.... UK proof copy. Fine paperback in oversize jacket. Aurum Press 2006. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-11520534619
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2650135917
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1845131460
Buchbeschreibung Aurum Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1845131460