A Welsh Childhood
Shadow of a Soul marks the premier appearance of Russian poet Bella Dizhur in English. It is also the first complete collection of her poetry in any language. Included, in facing page translations, are poems, (written over a period of 50 years before the book was published in 1990) some of which brought her sharp criticism in the Soviet Union: she was denounced for being the "Akhmatova of her time" and criticized for an "aesthetic pessimism."Included for the first time is the entire poem "Janusz Korczak," which won Dizhur the title of Korczak Laureate from the West German Korczak Committee. It is a moving account of his life, and ultimate death when he chose to accompany "his" children to the gas chambers of Treblinka during World War II.
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A Welsh ChildhoodUser Review - Book Verdict
These two memoirs celebrate the magic of growing up in small villages in the British Isles during the 1930s and 1940s. For Walsh, it was a time of contentment in a closely knit Irish farming community where "luxury was a full stomach and being clothed." Her reminiscences of odd neighbors, local customs, holy days, and school are interspersed with folklore and ghost stories. She looks back at her childhood with fondness and delight. Novelist Ellis's (Serpent on the Rock, LJ 10/1/95) nostalgia, on the other hand, is filled with melancholy, not only a yearning for what is gone but also a sorrow for what has changed. Her portrayal of the unspoiled beauty of the North Wales coast contrasts sharply with her depiction of its present-day ugliness, a condition brought about by tourism and suburbia. Along with details from her childhood, Ellis presents legends, myths, historical facts, and memories of raising her own children in an isolated wilderness area. Her scenic descriptions are enhanced by an abundance of evocative black-and-white photographs of the Welsh landscape. Though their moods are quite different, both books are well written and suitable for regional collections.--Ilse Heidmann, San Marcos, Tex.
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Some fabulous black and white photographs by Patrick Sutherland, especially three men with sheep on page 98 and three little boys and a tree on page 115.
A Welsh Childhood - Alice Thomas Ellis - Patrick Sutherland - ISBN ...
An autobiographical set of stories and observations by a Welsh novelist, capturing day-to-day life in the countryside. Complemented by black-and-white ...
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The Little Bookroom
I am much comforted after reading Alice Thomas Ellis's A Welsh Childhood. I've always loved reading memoirs, but they make me feel slightly inferior for not ...
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Penmaenmawr! You Can Say That Again! - New York Times
Small wonder, then, that her memoir, A WELSH CHILDHOOD (Moyer Bell, $34.95), seems gleefully intent on ruffling the genteel surfaces of Patrick Sutherland's ...
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Ellis also wrote A Welsh Childhood, a book recounting the history of Wales and featuring the photographs of Patrick Sutherland. Ellis has written several ...
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