Gwyn  Thomas





Gwyn Thomas


Born
in Cymmer, Porth, Rhondda Valley, The United Kingdom
July 06, 1913

Died
April 13, 1981


Gwyn Thomas (6 July 1913 – 13 April 1981) was a Welsh writer who has been called 'the true voice of the English-speaking valleys'.

Gwyn Thomas was born in Cymmer, Porth in the Rhondda Valley, the youngest of 12 children to coalminer Walter Morgan Thomas and his wife. His mother died when he was aged six, and he was resultantly brought up by his sister, often with handouts from the local soup kitchen.

After winning a scholarship, Thomas studied Spanish at the University of Oxford. Plagued by mysterious health problems, terribly poor and depressed, it was only after spending a summer and a term at the end of his second year at Complutense University of Madrid, thanks to a miners' scholarship, that he decided to complete his studies. Thomas was
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Average rating: 3.99 · 105 ratings · 18 reviews · 17 distinct works
The Dark Philosophers

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The Alone to the Alone

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A Few Selected Exits

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All Things Betray Thee

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Three Plays

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Sorrow For Thy Sons

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The Thinker And The Thrush

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Selected Short Stories

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Leaves In The Wind

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Meadow Prospect Revisited

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“My father always said patience dampened the ground at your feet so that your feet trod on it without a sound, and people never heard you as you passed on your way to the grave, and you weren't bothered as much by people then as you would be if you went stamping on the hard ground like a self-important horse, drawing attention to yourself.”
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