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Questions about the Welsh poet and priest Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913 – 2000) and his works.

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Is this quote about poet RS Thomas genuine, and if so, where is it from?

Welsh poet R. S. Thomas was also an Anglican priest. Despite being an ardent Welsh nationalist, his poetry is noted for its critical depictions of Welsh farmers, casting them as ignorant and ...
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Why does only one of R. S. Thomas' poems conform to traditional poetic devices?

R.S. Thomas was a Welsh poet who worked between 1942 until his death in 2000. His poems are almost exclusively modern in structure, in the sense that they eschew meter and rhyme in favour of a more ...
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Why was Welsh nationalist poet RS Thomas so critical of the Welsh people?

Welsh poet R.S. Thomas was an ardent Welsh nationalist and advocate for independence. Although a native English speaker he learned and conversed in Welsh, although he never felt fluent enough to use ...
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