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Vegan Viv - She's All Give!
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A vegan book for kids and parents and cool kids on the block, written by the esteemed writer Ted 'Fruit' Bread. He brings a self-appointed wit to the table and lampoons the trousers off factory... More > farming, capitalism, inhumanity towards creatures (great and small), crop-dusting, shirt stuffing and everything in-between - a MUST read!!! All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to animal charities.< Less
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Here you will find a collection of short stories and poems. ‘A Foxhole Boy,’ ‘Those Doggone Days’ and ‘Shoni Shuffle’ reflect my childhood. Tales from my sea going... More > days as in ‘The Relief’ and ‘San Fernando’ and I see the latter as ‘graphic’ rather than pornographic in intent! ‘Flakey Blakey’ is set in the Mumbles then we move on to ‘Slippage’ and ‘Weaponry’ which are both a bit tongue in cheek attempts to parody the style of current authors, although the reader will probably fail to recognise them? ‘Incident At The Abbey Works’ recalls my time as a steel erector and ‘Don’t Mention The Scharnhorst’ tries to portray that strange phenomenon among British males whereby they transfer emotion to happenings outside of their immediate family. ‘Shark Heart’ is a description of the first shark I saw caught in the Red Sea while ‘Reaching The Bleak’ explains itself, I think. Lastly we have ‘Organon’ a very short attempt to describe the mysterious power of langue itself. Viv Griffiths, 2004< Less
Scribblings of a Swansea Jack
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I have tried to select my poems and stories set in and around Swansea for this little book or featuring Swansea characters. It follows the path of my own life from my boyhood in St Thomas to my youth... More > in the Merchant Navy and then my occupations as a Steel Erector (Iron Fighter) and teacher and lecturer. But there are quite a few digressions from this general theme in the text -you will probably be glad to know! Of course, the poems were written to be said not read and this can make for a difference in the nuance of the piece e.g. I used to read the first poem 'Dylan's Townie' in a Swansea accent for the first two verses and then take on the 'posh' English accent of Dylan Thomas for the third verse with its more ambiguous and flamboyant imagery. I hasten to add that I don't see myself as anywhere near as accomplished and brilliant poet as Dylan. However, my favourite poet of the 20 Century is W.B.Yeats and this can lead to even greater problems!< Less
Bemused and Mumbling
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This text can be ready in several ways: as subjective and not very accurate description of the pubs along the famous ‘Mumbles mile’; or the gurgle of a drowning ‘poet’; or... More > would be horror/war novel where the reader has to make up the missing parts; or an ‘existential narrative’ by a conceited individuals; or a form of black comedy; or an attempt to use ‘creative writing’ instead of stream of consciousness; or a standard net trying to capture the gestalt of a certain stage in the life of a man; or any which way you like as I enjoyed writing it and can but hope you like reading it?< Less
Escaping the Shadow of the Gods
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In the monotheistic world, god is an entity: man is an entity, and the former punishes or rewards the latter. Whereas in the far east man has a different ontology because it is one of process and... More > progress for the individual as part and parcel of the universal spirit. The Manichaeism of the Monos engenders a self righteousness that makes them always seek out the 'other' who is a threat: be it Satan or Woman! A collection of poems and scribblings from a creative humanist!< Less
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I call this anthology 'Lifescan ' because the poems included follow my journey through a now quite long and varied life. Of course, you can be too parochial as well as is the case here in Wales... More > where literary grants and publications are dominated by a chronic cronyism that makes me ashamed to be Welsh, and to make things worse: these characters assume the trendy left wing stance! To come down off the soapbox: many of the pieces included here reflect my own experiences, while others are not empirical at all. 'Uncle Tal' though did exist and was my mother's brother who perished with so many others in the 1914 - 18 war. His namesake: the great Welsh poet, Taliesin. He wrote that he 'was the child of the summer stars', thus anticipating scientific theory by fourteen hundred years.< Less
The Angler and the Owl
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Before retiring France Hunter decides to go to the place where she found her first new species of owl: The Amazon. Her group follows a well know angler, John Sinclair, and his team, along with a... More > reporter who wants to do a story on Hunter. Once arriving at the site, Sinclair leaves to go further up the river. He has a show to record and is hoping to catch an even larger fish this time. Hunter, and the group with her, run into a gruesome nightmare with the satellite phone destroyed and one man fighting for life. Sinclair is not due to pick them up for another week. Will they survive?< Less
Monty Python: The Ideology of the Grotesque
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This critique was written twenty years ago as part of a Media Studies Course I was then undertaking but given the ongoing Monty Python phenomena I thought it would be interesting to print it... More > again. Of course, as an academic text it has a lot of the jargon in vogue at the time – I still have a laugh at my whiz through the psychologists – and certainly some of the Python films such as ‘The Life of Brian’ are classics and still relevant today – perhaps even more so now than then and certainly most of the television sketch shows now are very boring and repetitive when compared to the often brilliant innovations of the Python team. – ‘And now for something completely different’ was exactly that!< Less
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