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Alun Lewis a life by John Pikoulis

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Published by Seren Books in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, [Wales] .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Lewis, Alun, 1915-1944.,
  • Authors, Welsh -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-283) and index.

StatementJohn Pikoulis.
LC ClassificationsPR6023.E924 Z83 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination290 p. :
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1454148M
ISBN 101854110187
LC Control Number93107915

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Alun Lewis, (born July 1, , Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales—died March 5, , Goppe Pass, Arakan, Burma [Myanmar]), at his early death one of the most promising Welsh poets, who described his experiences as an enlisted man and then an officer during World War II.. The son of a schoolmaster, Lewis grew up in a mining valley of South Wales, where he forged a bond of . I only discovered Alun Lewis last week. On the morning of his centenary, in fact. I was doing work experience with the Welsh publishers Seren who recently published his complete works. Off to Aberdare we went to celebrate this writer - a Welsh war poet and writer who died in Burma, - and his honest, emotional body of work.4/5. Alun Lewis, Cary Archard (Editor) really liked it avg rating — 1 rating — published — 2 editions/5.   Alun Lewis’s previously lost novel, Morlais, is Wales Book of the Month this August. Morlais, which is now available to buy from Seren Books, is Lewis’ semi-autobiographical novel about a young boy in the Welsh Valleys who is torn between his working class background and his aptitude for academia and poetry.

Alun Lewis. likes. Celebrating years of war poet Alun Lewis, the greatest writer of the Second World War, with Seren Books. Alun Lewis (born Alun Lewis Bennett in ) is a British actor, best known for his roles in ITV's Emmerdale as postmaster Vic Windsor, and Darryl Stubbs in BBC1 sitcom Birds of a Feather from to Together with Emmerdale co-stars Steve Halliwell and Billy Hartman, he was a member of UK s country rock trio The Woolpackers who had a UK hit single "Hillbilly . Alun Lewis is probably one of the best known English-language poets of the Second World War. He was born near Aberdare in the south Wales coalfield and studied at the universities of Aberystwyth and Manchester. He had been interested in writing since he was at Grammar school but proved unsuccessful in his chosen career of journalism, so turned Continue Reading». Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: John, Alun. Alun Lewis. Cardiff, University of Wales Press,

Alun Lewis (1 July - 5 March ), was a poet of the Anglo-Welsh school[1], and is regarded by many as Britain's finest Second World War poet. He joined the army in although he was a pacifist. Alun Lewis’s second book of poems, Ha! Ha! Among the Trumpets, was published posthumously in August with a foreword by Robert Graves, whose eldest son David had also been killed in the Arakan. Robert Graves had corresponded with Lewis and helped him with this collection. Alun Lewis, Actor: Birds of a Feather. Alun Lewis was born in in Wandsworth, London, England as Alun Lewis Bennett. He is an actor and writer, known for Birds of a Feather (), The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris () and Eustace and Hilda (). He was previously married to Annette Ekblom. Through his letters home and six short stories, Alun Lewis paints a vibrant picture of life in India as a British serviceman during World War II. Intimate, vivid, observational, and always filled with emotion, this is a rare literary example of one Welshman's experience of empire and war.