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Adams, Sam 1934-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 5,490 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Case studies  Fiction  Autobiographies  History  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6025.A8443, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Adams
Seeing Wales whole : essays on the literature of Wales in honour of Meic Stephens by Sam Adams( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a kaleidoscopic view of the Welsh literary scene in the 20th century. The eight essays discuss various aspects of the literature of Wales in both Welsh and English
Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Prichard by Sam Adams( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"T. J. Llewelyn Prichard should be regarded as more than just a curiosity in the history of literature in Wales. He was one of the first to consider himself an Anglo-Welsh writer, and was the first Welsh writer to pen a novel - the much pirated and retold The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti (1828)." "Much of the story of his life must be conjectural. It is certain that he was born in Builth Wells, fairly certain that he spent part of his childhood in Breconshire. He was an actor in London, probably under the stage name of Mr Jeffries, before he turned to writing. After returning to Wales to sell his first substantial book of poems, Welsh Minstrelsy, he lived a largely hand-to-mouth existence, writing and mostly selling his books by subscription or from door to door. Twm Shon Catti briefly brought him a measure of fame and a little money, but commercial failure followed and he became a lonely derelict living in Swansea, where he died as a result of burns from his own fire." "This first book-length study of Prichard is based on original research and sheds new light on his mysterious life and varied literary output."--BOOK JACKET
The collected short stories of Roland Mathias by Roland Mathias( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Mathias by Sam Adams( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Mathias has been one of the foremost literary figures in post-war Wales, playing a crucial role in the creation of a distinctive Anglo-Welsh literary and cultural identity. A founder of Dock Leaves (later renamed The Anglo-Welsh Review), he edited the magazine between 1961 and 1976, a task which he combined with a busy career as an educationalist and prolific writing in both creative and critical modes. His five volumes of poetry are characterized by a meticulous craftsmanship. They also express at the most profound level his unique personal vision, imbued with a deeply-held yet questioning religious belief, a strong sense of history and place, and a progressively stronger identification with Wales. This first book-length account of his extraordinarily busy life and writing career reveals the origins and depth of his commitment to peace, to moral principles and to a Welsh literature in the English language
Ten Anglo-Welsh poets : an anthology of poems by Sam Adams( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Gwyn Williams, Glyn Jones, Roland Mathias, Harri Webb, Leslie Norris, John Ormond, Raymond Garlick, John Tripp, Gilliam Clarke and John Pook
Geraint Goodwin by Sam Adams( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Roland Mathias by Roland Mathias( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roland Mathias is one of the most important writers to emerge in Wales since the Second World War. He was one of the founders of Dock Leaves in 1949 and became an outstanding editor of the magazine under its revised title, The Anglo-Welsh Review. He is a distinguished short-story writer, literary critic and, above all, a poet. His poetry is profoundly influenced by the personal challenge of Christian morality and focuses on the intertwined concerns of family, mutability, history and landscape. It is characterized by verbal inventiveness, skilful use of metre and honesty of observation." "The Collected Poems of Roland Mathias contains his entire poetic output, from Days Enduring (1942) to A Field at Vallorcines (1996), as well as a number of previously unpublished pieces. The poems are fully annotated and, in addition to a biographical outline and bibliography, the editor's introduction includes an extended discussion of Mathias's poetic development and a review of critical opinions of his poetry."--Jacket
Precious blood by Sam Adams( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the true story of how ex-con Jerome Boggs, who was addicted to killing, brutally murdered a young man and his son for nothing more than some cash and drugs
Triskel one: essays on Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature by Sam Adams( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triskel two; essays on Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature by Sam Adams( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shining pyramid and other stories by Welsh authors( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the stream ran red : memories and histories of a Welsh mining valley by Sam Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of writer and editor Sam Adams. It's the story of the place where he was raised, Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan, in the early and middle years of the twentieth century; it's the story of his family yet, in many ways, it's also a story which will ring true with families throughout the south Wales coalfield
Exiles all by Meic Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Release John Lucifer! by Alun Rees( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missed chances by Sam Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected short stories of Geraint Goodwin by Geraint Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragon's hoard : an anthology of modern poetry for Welsh secondary schools by Sam Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy inside by Sam Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying by Sam Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triskel : essays on Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature by Sam Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seeing Wales whole : essays on the literature of Wales in honour of Meic Stephens
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Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn PrichardThe collected short stories of Roland MathiasRoland MathiasThe collected poems of Roland MathiasPrecious bloodMissed chances
Languages
English (75)

German (1)