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Smith, Dai 1945-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 3,303 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Noir fiction  Black humor  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Dai Smith
 
Most widely held works by Dai Smith
The Fed, a history of the South Wales miners in the twentieth century by Hywel Francis( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of this full length history is the momentous period from the General Strike of 1926 to the nationalization of the mines in January 1947 ... To the treatment of the post Second World War period the authors have added a final chapter assessing the achievements and the problems of the nationalized industry, as well as the role of the miners in the upsurge of industrial militancy that characterized the sixties and seventies." In South Wales Miners' Federation became the South Wales area of the NUM
A rope of vines : journal from a Greek island by Brenda Chamberlain( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful and personal account, this memoir recalls the time spent by Brenda Chamberlain on the Greek Island of Ydra in the early 1960s. Sea and harbor, mountain and monastery, her neighbors and friends are unforgettably pictured; these were the realities outside herself while within there was a conflict of emotion and warring desires. Joy and woe are woven fine in this record: the delight of a multitude of fresh experiences thronging to the senses, the suffering from which she emerges with new understanding of herself and human existence
Aneurin Bevan and the world of South Wales by Dai Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A People and a proletariat : essays in the history of Wales, 1780-1980( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wales! Wales? by Dai Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams : a warrior's tale by Dai Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raymond Williams was the most influential socialist writer and thinker in post-war Britain, From 961, with the publication of The Long Revolution, his reputation was bound up with the theory and practice of Culture, as itself a social dynamic. However, Williams always considered that his critical and imaginative work formed an integral whole and that their complementary pattern was crucial to his personal intent and wider purpose. In particular for him the appearance of the pathbreaking Culture and Society in 1958 and of his revelatory first novel Border Country in 1960 were twinned events." "Now, for the first time, making full use of Williams' private and unpublished papers and by placing him ir a wide social and cultural landscape, Dai Smith, in this highly original and riveting biographical study, uncovers how the life to 1961 is indeed an explanation of Raymond Williams' immense and connected creative and intellectual achievement."--Jacket
Lewis Jones by Dai Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All that lies beneath by Dai Smith( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I know I cannot say by Dai Smith( )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story : the Library of Wales short story anthology by Dai Smith( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 80 stories in two volumes the Library of Wales short story selection offers a collection of the best Welsh writing in English
Wales : a question for history by Dai Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The election of a Welsh Assembly gives democracy, politics and civic society in Wales the opportunity of a new impetus, which can be best understood - and best guided - by enquiring of what has passed in the last century of Welsh history. Leading historian Dai Smith has fully revised his book Wales! Wales? to take Welsh history to the millennium and produce 'a history fit for use.'" "The great renaissance in Welsh history prompts the question of what has been left unsaid, and of the relationship between political, cultural and social histories. The vexed issue of 'Heritage' - a growing concern in these information-hungry, leisure-oriented times - is also addressed. What dangers are involved producing and marketing a heritage? How is a vital sense of self retained in the face of the commercialisation of culture; is Heritage a recipe for amnesia rather than consciousness?"--BOOK JACKET
Fields of praise : the official history of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1881-1981 by Dai Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rugby football has become identified with modern Wales. This book shows how and why this came about - how a game devised by and for English public school boys became the passion of an industrial, Welsh working class, why the game of rugby channelled a burning urge for dramatic, communal expression. The authors ... have written a history that combines an account of rugby play and administration with analysis of the vibrant social history of Wales."--Blurb
Dream on by Dai Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Dream on' is a black comedy, a flashlight noir thriller, a meditation on the lives and stories that connect up the frayed wires in the business of living" - dust jacket
Story II : the Library of Wales short story anthology( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of Wales' Story anthologies feature the very best of Welsh short fiction, written amid the political, social, and economic turbulence of 20th-century Wales and beyond. More than 80 outstanding works from the classics of Dylan Thomas, Rhys Davies, Arthur Machen, and Gwyn Thomas to the almost forgotten brilliance of work by Margiad Evans and Dilys Rowe and then forward to the prize-winning work of Emyr Humphreys, Rachel Trezise, and Leonora Brito, coloring and engaging in the life of a changed country. Story Volume 2 depicts a Wales facing up to a dramatically changed culture
The autobiography of a super-tramp by W. H Davies( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of a young destitute Welshman in America and Britain. William Henry Davies was born in a pub and learnt early in life to rely on his wits and his fists—and to drink. Around the turn of the century, when he was twenty-two, his restless spirit of adventure led him to set off for America, and he worked around the country taking casual jobs where he could, thieving and begging where he couldn't. His experiences were richly coloured by the bullies, tricksters, and fellow-adventurers he encountered—New Haven Baldy, Wee Shorty, The Indian Kid, and English Harry, to name but a few. He was thrown into prison in Michigan, beaten up in New Orleans, witnessed a lynching in Tennessee, and got drunk pretty well everywhere. A harrowing accident forced him to return to England and the seedy world of doss-houses and down-and-outs like Boozy Bob and Irish Tim. The pen of W.H. Davies, super-tramp and writer, reveals a fascinating picture of a vast, bustling continent intent on its own affairs and of a Britain on the cusp of change between old certainties and an uneasy future. When George Bernard Shaw first read the Autobiography in manuscript, he was stunned by the raw power of its unvarnished narrative. It was his enthusiasm, expressed in the Preface, that ensured the initial success of a book now regarded as a classic
Ken Elias : thin partitions( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Wales( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Wales, their struggles and achievements, their life-styles and day-to-day concerns, are the subject of this wide-ranging study. Their story is placed within the wider political and social context, so that changes spanning 1000 years of Welsh history are comprehensively documented
The crucible of Modern Wales : Merthyr Tydfil : 1760-1912 by Joe England( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community and its university : Glamorgan 1913-2003 by Dai Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the frame : memory in society, 1910-2010 by Dai Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A rope of vines : journal from a Greek island
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A rope of vines : journal from a Greek islandRaymond Williams : a warrior's taleAll that lies beneathStory : the Library of Wales short story anthologyWales : a question for historyDream onStory II : the Library of Wales short story anthologyKen Elias : thin partitions
Alternative Names
Dai Smith Brits historicus

Dai Smith historiador britànic

Dai Smith historiador britânico

Dai Smith historiador británicu

Dai Smith historien britannique

Dai Smith storico britannico

Smith, David 1945-

Smith, David Burton 1945-

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Languages
English (106)

Spanish (3)