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Jones, T. Gwynn (Thomas Gwynn), 1871-1949


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      • Jones, Thomas Gwynn, 1871-1949
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      • found: Dante Alighieri.Divina commedia. Welsh, 1903.
      • found: Oxford DNB online, 25 Sept. 2008(Thomas Gwynn Jones; poet and scholar; born 10 Oct. 1871 at Gwyndy-uchaf, Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire; birth name Thomas but adopted Gwynn as a second name in his early twenties and thereafter went by the name T. Gwynn Jones; died 7 Mar. 1949 in Aberystwyth; a prolific writer, his scholarly works incl. an introduction to a translation of Dante's Divina commedia by Daniel Rees, "Bardism and romance", "Llenyddiaeth y Cymry", "Gwaith Tudur Aled", and "Welsh folklore and folk custom"; biographies of Emrys ap Iwan (the Revd Robert Ambrose Jones) and Thomas Gee; translated works from English, Irish, and languages of mainland Europe incl. "Macbeth", "Peth nas Lleddir", "Awen y Gwyddyl", works by Ibsen, von Hofmannsthal, and notably "Faust"; novels incl. "John Homer" and "Lona"; a travel book "Y Môr canoldir a'r Aifft" based on his winter in Egypt; collections of his essays appeared in "Traethodau", "Cymeriadau", "Beirniadaeth a Myfyrdod", "Astudiaethau", and "Dyddgwaith"; best remembered as a poet and is one of the major figures of Welsh poetry)
      • found: The dict. of Welsh biog. 1941-1970(Thomas Gwynn Jones, 1871-1949; poet, writer, translator, scholar; started as a journalist; in 1909 appointed as cataloguer in the National Library at Aberystwyth; in 1913 appointed as lecturer in Welsh at the Univ. Coll. of Wales in Aberystwyth; had interest in Celtic languages; began writing poetry in the mid 1880s; his main works, poetry and prose, were collected and publ. in 6 vols by Hughes & Son of Wrexham between 1932 and 1937; translated works from many European languages; also publ. novels, plays, a travel book, reminiscences, two books of children's verses, and a variety of other works; over a long period he wrote and translated words to be set to music and was a regular adjudicator at the national "eisteddfod"; article lists the titles of many works)
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      • PB2298.J63
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      • 1980-11-11: new
      • 2008-09-28: revised
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