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Raymond Garlick

Donald Dale-Jones

Published June 13th 1996
ISBN : 9780708313220
Paperback
122 pages
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As poet, critic, teacher and editor, Raymond Garlick has been of central importance in the advancement of Welsh literature in English. Born in a London suburb, Raymond Garlick came to Wales first as a schoolboy and later as a student at Bangor, whereMoreAs poet, critic, teacher and editor, Raymond Garlick has been of central importance in the advancement of Welsh literature in English. Born in a London suburb, Raymond Garlick came to Wales first as a schoolboy and later as a student at Bangor, where he began to learn the Welsh language. While teaching English at Pembroke Dock he was one of the co-founders of Dock Leaves (later The Anglo-Welsh Review), and as its editor he published the work of all the significant Anglo-Welsh writers of the time, and placed the literature of both languages of Wales within a wider European context. As editor and critic (his Introduction to Anglo-Welsh Literature in the Writers of Wales series- numerous essays- and the anthology of Anglo-Welsh Poetry 1480-1980, edited with Roland Mathias) he has been crucially influential in obtaining academic recognition for the 500-year tradition of Welsh writing in English. This first book-length study of Raymond Garlick - who has played such a distinguished part in uniting writers in the two languages of Wales and in promoting the recognition of Waless cultural distinctiveness, richness and independence - is long overdue.