File AB/9 - Correspondence

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  • 1996-2002 (Creation)

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1 box file.

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Letters to Gwyneth Lewis from family, friends, literary associates, publishers and agents concerning personal, social, literary and academic matters, especially her published work including Zero Gravity, Parables and Faxes, Y Llofrudd Iaith and Sunbathing in the Rain, and the issues raised by them, notably depression and language, and also a proposed BBC documentary about Gwyneth Lewis, with typescript copies of poems from Zero Gravity (under its working title Coconut Postcards) including ‘A Goan honeymoon’ and ‘Red kites at Tregaron’, as well as ‘The Big Ask’ (dedicated and sent to the Wales rugby coach Graham Henry), together with the script of a BBC broadcast featuring poetry by Gwyneth Lewis (from Zero Gravity) and others, a draft typescript copy of a piece of prose sent by Zadie Smith, a typescript copy of an article on translation by Jenny Joseph, booklets on a residential contemporary writing centre in France and a collection of watercolours by Rose McKinley, and related press cuttings, photographs, flyers, certificates and event programmes.

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  • English
  • French
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh and French.

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Labelled by Gwyneth Lewis as 'Correspondence - I'.

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  • Text: Gwyneth Lewis Papers AB/9 (Box 8)