This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Collected Poems of Roland Mathias by Sam…

The Collected Poems of Roland Mathias

by Sam Adams

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Recently added bysafari45, EFLOxford



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 070831760X, Hardcover)

Roland Mathias is one of the most important writers to emerge in Wales since the Second World War. His work as a short-story writer, editor and literary critic is highly regarded, and he has made a notable contribution to the cultural life of Wales as a scholar and historian. However, he is first and foremost a poet. His poetry, which focusses on the intertwined concerns of family, mutability, history and landscape, is characterized by verbal inventiveness, skilful use of metre and honesty of observation.

The Collected Poems of Roland Mathias traces his poetic development, from his first collection, Days Enduring (1942), to his most recent, A Field at Vallorcines (1996). Edited with the full cooperation of the author, it contains a number of previously unpublished works. In the introduction, Sam Adams discusses the fundamental stylistic and thematic aspects of the poetry, while his full annotations throw light on the composition of the poems, offer explanations of the many historical and topographical allusions they contain and help to elucidate occasional obscurities in the writing.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:23 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,571,510 books! | Top bar: Always visible