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Collected Later Poems: 1988-2000

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R. S. Thomas (1913-2000) is one of the major poets of the twentieth-century, the greatest Welsh poet since Dylan Thomas, and one of the finest religious poets in the English language. This substantial gathering of his late poems shows us the final flowering of a truly great poet still writing at the height of his powers in his 70s and 80s. It begins with his autobiographic ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 25th 2004 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd (first published 2004)
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Nov 05, 2013 Robert added it
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This book contains the collections published in the last decade of Thomas's life and the posthumous collection, Residues.


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Apr 19, 2007 Gramarye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Having read and enjoyed R.S. Thomas's Collected Poems 1945-1990 a little more than a year ago, when I came across a copy of his collected later poems I thought it only proper to pick it up. This book covers his last five collections of poetry, and also includes several poems and fragments that he had written but not published before his death in 2000.

Most of my impressions about Thomas's poetry are covered in my earlier review, but there are a few points that bear mentioning in this second colle
Mar 03, 2016 Poetreehugger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Profound in its unflinching honesty. Not only open to, but fully aware of, the unseen, the nearly unspeakable, the mystical paradox that must result when the human mind contemplates the infinite.
Aug 22, 2012 Nate rated it it was amazing
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Holy crap. The most honest, spiritual, dry, sad, hopeful poet ever.
Do you love poetry? Why haven't you read this?
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Ronald Stuart Thomas (otherwise stylised as R. S. Thomas) was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism, spirituality and deep dislike of the anglicisation of Wales.

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