Other literary forms
Apart from minor prose pieces, R. S. Thomas’s other creative works have been autobiography, talks, and a number of radio and television broadcasts. His main autobiographical apologia, Neb (1985), meaning “nobody,” was written in Welsh, and in the third person. He also edited a number of volumes of verse, including the Batsford Book of Country Verse (1961) andThe Penguin Book of Religious Verse (1963). He also edited selected volumes of Edward Thomas, a fellow Anglo-Welsh poet, George Herbert, and William Wordsworth. His best-known talk was that given at the National Eisteddford in 1976, entitled “Abercuawg,” about the search for the ideal Welsh village. None of his sermons has been recorded.