Alun Lewis--a life a biography by John Pikoulis

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Published by Poetry Wales Press in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan .

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  • Great Britain


  • Lewis, Alun, 1915-1944.,
  • Authors, Welsh -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby John Pikoulis.
LC ClassificationsPR6023.E924 Z83 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination322 p. :
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2792250M
ISBN 100907476260
LC Control Number83220228

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Alun Lewis (born Alun Lewis Bennett in ) is a British actor, Personal life. He was born in London, the son of Welsh parents Sarah Gwen (née Lewis) and Gorden Bennett. He appeared with the National Youth Theatre in Zigger Zagger at the Strand Theatre in the West End in March Condition: Good.

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ALUN LEWIS Collected Stories. Edited by Cary Archard. Seren Books, Bridgend. First Edition pp Hardback. This copy is in fine unmarked condition, bright, white, tight and square.

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Alun Lewis was born on 1 July in the small coal-mining village of Cwmaman, in Glamorgan. His parents, T.J. (Tom) and Gwladys Williams, were both English teachers. Although, as M. Wynn Thomas points out, he was ‘educated out of the working-class mining community of his native Cynon valley’, Lewis’s consciousness was shaped by the.

Alun Lewis, a fine short-story writer as well as a poet, was commissioned in the South Wales Borderers and sent to Burma to join the campaign This poem is chosen to commemorate VJ Day (August 15).

Alun Lewis, at his early death one of the most promising Welsh poets, who described his experiences as an enlisted man and then an officer during World War II. The son of a schoolmaster, Lewis grew up in a mining valley of South Wales, where he forged a bond of sympathy with the impoverished coal.

Alun Lewis (1 July - 5 March ) was an Anglo-Welsh poet,1 regarded by many as Britain's finest World War II poet.2 1 Life Youth and education 2 Career 3 Writing All Day It Has Rained 4 Publications Novel Short fiction Collected editions Letters 5 See also 6 References Fonds Notes 7 External links Lewis, was born on at Cwmaman, near Aberdare in Cynon.

Alun Lewis, Actor: Birds of a Feather. Alun Lewis was born in in Wandsworth, London, England as Alun Lewis Bennett.

He is an actor and writer, known for Birds of a Feather (), The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris () and Eustace and Hilda (). He was previously married to Annette Ekblom. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is delighted to support the centenary events organised by Dr John Pikoulis, author of the book Alun Lewis: A Life.

Cllr Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Libraries and Heritage, said: “Alun Lewis is fondly remembered in his home town and the whole County Borough as one of the finest poets of his time.

Lewis wrote two small poetry collections and two short books of prose. They have stood the test of time when the work of other, wordier writers has and will not. Phil Carradice wrote that: “Many people consider the young Welsh poet and short story writer Alun Lewis a far better writer than the more famous Dylan Thomas it is difficult to.

Alun Lewis,poet. Alun Lewis was one of the most promising and best known English language poets of the Second World War. He was born on July 1st in Cwmaman near Aberdare, the eldest of the four children of Thomas John Lewis, a schoolteacher, and his wife Gwladys Elizabeth Evans, a minister's daughter.

William Wootten’s piece on Alun Lewis prompts me to make public a conversation I had with the late Bernard Gutteridge, who served with Lewis in Burma and was a hundred yards away when Lewis shot himself in the latrines, the day before they were due to go into action (LRB, 5 July).In July I interviewed Gutteridge for a World Service programme about Second World War poetry.

John Pikoulis, who edited the Alun Lewis: A Miscellany of his Writings, published his biography, Alun Lewis: A Life, in In andrespectively, Ian Hamilton and Jeremy Hooker (alongwith Gweno Ellis) edited Alun Lewis: Selected Poetry and Prose and Selected Poems of Alun.

John Pikoulis, Alun Lewis, a life () Gwenno Lewis, (ed.) Alun Lewis, letters to my wife () Ulrich Schäfer, Alun Lewis, a bibliography () Cary ArchardAlun Lewis Collected Poems () Further Reading; Zoe Brigley Thompson, A Song Like a Branch of Cherries: Alun Lewis, the Letter and the Epistolary Poem, Poetry Wales, Vol, no Alun Lewis was born in Cwmaman in South Wales, and was educated at the University College of Wales and the University of was a journalist, poet and short-story writer before the war, he enlisted in (despite pacifist leanings) in the army as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers and served in the East, being commissioned in the infantry in Alun Lewis: A Life (Bridgend: Seren Press, ).

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A former editor of the Catholic Herald, he writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday and The Observer. “The book itself, published exactly as in the first edition, is a collection of excerpts of letters, mostly written to Gweno Lewis, as Alun Lewis was on his way to India in and from India and finally from Burma.

They are a touching intimate portrait of a sensitive person exposed to unimaginable experiences in strange countries. About Alun Lewis: Lewis was born in Cwmaman on the 1st July When he was 11 he won a scholarship to Cowbridge Grammar School, and it was here that Home My Books/5(9).

Alun Lewis’s second book of poems, Ha. Among the Trumpets, was published posthumously in August with a foreword by Robert Graves, whose eldest son David had also been killed in the Arakan. Robert Graves had corresponded with Lewis and helped him with this collection.

Selected Poems of Alun Lewis, edited by Jeremy Hooker and Gweno Lewis () Alun Lewis. A Miscellany of His Writings, edited by John Pikoulis () Letters to My Wife, edited by Gweno Lewis (Seren Books: ) Collected Stories, edited by Cary Archard (Seren Books, ) Collected Poems, edited by Cary Archard (Seren Books, ) A Cypress Walk.

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He is one of the best-known English-language poets of the Second World War 12 1 Life and work 2 Works 3 Biography 4 References Alun Lewis was born on 1 July at Cwmaman, near Aberdare in Cynon Valley in the South Wales Coalfield.

His father and mother were school teachers at llanwern; and he had a younger sister, Mair. Cowbridge Grammar School was founded in by Sir John Stradling and owned by Jesus College, Oxford, from to Sir Leoline Jenkins, Secretary of State to Charles II, purchased the school and bequeathed it to Jesus College in his became Cowbridge Comprehensive School in What used to be the grammar school's main building, dating fromwas converted into.

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