'...the kind of complex personality typical of our own restlessly mobile times. This is a very important volume that shows us Thomas in a striking new light.'
- M. Wynn Thomas
Edward Thomas and Wales offers a fascinating reevaluation of Thomas’s writing. Bringing together for the first time the prose and poetry centred in Thomas’s ancestral land of Wales, it explores the ‘Welshness’ of Thomas’s work and of Thomas himself. It offers us a context for the subjects, language choices, and tales that were informed by Thomas’s childhood visits to Wales as well as giving us a new perspective on Thomas.
Edward Thomas’s passion for Wales was ignited aged 5. It never left him. Origins fascinate people, especially their own, and Edward Thomas was no exception. With extracts taken from Thomas’s prose and poems, alongside a selection of key life events, the importance of Thomas’s Welsh origins and the ways in which Wales the place, its people and its literature permeated his life and writings is revealed.
Jeff Towns is an antiquarian book-dealer, writer and documentary maker. His Dylan Thomas collections have been acquired by museums and institutions around the world. His fascination with Edward Thomas lies deep in a London childhood with holiday visits to Wales and a passion for poetry.