File NLW MS 13692A - Canu'r Carchar

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NLW MS 13692A


Canu'r Carchar


  • 1940 (Creation)

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ii, 206 ff. ; 115 x 165 mm.

Red buckram.

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Autograph sonnets and other poems composed during T. E. Nicholas's incarceration in Swansea and Brixton prisons, 11 July-22 Oct. 1940; there is also a short, typewritten preface to the collection by the author.

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For the background to Nicholas's imprisonment and an English translation of the prison sonnets, refer to the Islwyn Nicholas Collection donated to NLW in 1980-1981 (Annual Report (1980-1981), p. 52.

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Most of the poems contained here were later published in Llygad y Drws: Sonedau'r Carchar (Aberystwyth, 1940) and Canu'r Carchar (Llandysul, 1942).


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13692A

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  • Text: NLW MS 13692A.