Gwyn Thomas

Gwyn Thomas


Born
in Tanygrisiau, Wales, The United Kingdom
September 02, 1936

Died
April 13, 2016

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Professor Gwyn Thomas (born 1936 in Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd), was a Welsh poet, academic and a former National Poet for Wales.

Raised in Tanygrisiau and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Thomas was educated at Ysgol Sir Ffestiniog, University of Wales, Bangor and Jesus College, Oxford; Prof Thomas is presently Emeritus Professor of Welsh at Bangor University.

Gwyn Thomas published 16 volumes of poetry, several volumes of work as a literary and cultural critic and has also translated the Mabinogion into English. Prof Thomas's first work as a poet Chwerwder yn y Ffynhonnau ("Bitterness in the Fountains") was published in 1962, while his latest Apocalups Yfory ("Apocalypse Tomorrow") was published in 2005.

Prof Thomas was also a literary and cultural critic and h
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Average rating: 3.93 · 135 ratings · 15 reviews · 45 distinct works
Tales from the Mabinogion

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The Quest For Olwen

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Oscar

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the Tale of Taliesin

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Simeon

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Duwiau'r Celtiaid

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Y Traddodiad Barddol

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King Arthur

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Gair Am Air

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“But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations.”
Gwyn Thomas

“Whenever there was an upheaval in some foreign land, there would be a procession of refugees from that land filing through Emmanuel's pulpit, with quivers full of piety, singing ballads of a sad and lowering sort like 'Russia, Holy Russia, I will die to set you free', and telling a sackful of stories about their narrow escape from the grip of the half-dozen or so godless persecutors who were at the bottom of all this trouble.”
Gwyn Thomas

“Also, Emmanuel had a mop of snowy hair and a pure, remote look. These features helped him a lot in his work. Whatever you say it is bound to sound fuller and wiser if it is said beneath a layer of white hair. And with a pure look in a world running so much to dirt and antics whose trade mark is a blush, you can often make a whole career without ever bothering to open your mouth except to eat.”
Gwyn Thomas, The Dark Philosophers

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