Shop Absolute Optimist: Remembering Eluned Phillips Paperback online in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and all UAE

Absolute Optimist: Remembering Eluned Phillips Paperback

Was:AED 52.65

Now:AED 52.40(Inclusive of VAT + FREE delivery)


Enjoy hassle free returns with this offer.

  • Trusted ShippingFree shipping when you spend 1 AED and above
  • Easy ReturnsFree returns on eligible items so you can shop with ease
  • Secure ShoppingYour data is always protected


AuthorMenna Elfyn
PublisherHonno Limited
Publication Date19 July 2018
Book DescriptionThis is an affectionate and yet critical biography of Eluned Phillips (1914 - 2009), an unsung heroine of Welsh literature, who led an incredible life at a time of great change - taking her from rural Carmarthenshire to bohemian Paris and urbane Los Angeles across the majority of the 20th Century. Eluned was a controversial figure, a passionate woman who ignited passionate responses in others, not always to her own benefit! She was only the second women to have won the National Eisteddfod crown and the only woman ever to have won it twice (1967 and 1983). Eluned Phillips was unusual among Welsh writers of her generation in that she embraced a bohemian lifestyle which took her to pre-war London and Paris, where she made the acquaintance of such major artists as Augustus John, Dylan Thomas, Edith Piaf, Jean Cocteau, Maurice Chevalier and Pablo Picasso, the last of whom showed her the unfinished 'Guernica' with the paint still wet on the canvas.
About the AuthorMenna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright who writes with passion of the Welsh language and identity. She is the best known and most translated of all modern Welsh-language poets. She is the author of over twenty books of poetry, children's novels and educational books, numerous stage, radio and television plays, and she has written libretti for US & UK composers. She is a former Director of the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at UWTSD, Carmarthen and is a Swansea University Literary Fellow.
Number of Pages288

Absolute Optimist: Remembering Eluned Phillips Paperback

Added to cart

Cart Total

AED 0.00