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The Meaning of Apricot Sponge : Selected Writings of John Tripp - John Tripp

The Meaning of Apricot Sponge

Selected Writings of John Tripp

By: John Tripp, Tony Curtis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781906998189
Number Of Pages: 453

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John Tripp had a chameleon genius which enlivened the literary life of Wales for nearly three decades. Poet, short story writer and journalist, he was an outspoken and often controversial writer. Charming, abrasive, lyrical and satirical, 'The Meaning of Apricot Sponge' is essential reading for anyone concerned with Wales and the roots of its contemporary identity. His wit and sharply observed social and political comments enriched debate, publications and broadcasts at that most crucial time in the struggle for self- rule in Wales. 'The Meaning of Apricot Sponge' is the first publication of Tripp's work to represent his poetry, fiction, journalism and creative non-fiction. This is a generous, fully annotated selection across these genres with an illuminating Introduction by Tony Curtis and a Foreword by Peter Finch, two of Tripp's friends and collaborators. Both writers also contribute poems dedicated to John Tripp.

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'John Tripp and Dylan Thomas swam in the same sea. He may not have been as famous as his elder compatriot but in terms of volume his output was similar. He had a voice that was good on the ear, drank gallons, had the same kind of difficulties with money.' Peter Finch

ISBN: 9781906998189
ISBN-10: 1906998183
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 453
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Parthian Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.44