Genre(s): Welsh Interest
Series: Guide to Welsh Literature
- May 2003 · 304pages · 216x138mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708316795
'... this is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the Welsh contribution to the English language as it provides a reference point for many important, but previously unheralded books.' (South Wales Argus) 'Long-awaited, this seventh and final volume of the critically acclaimed A Guide to Welsh Literature turns out to be the jewel in the crown. Editor M. Wynn Thomas of the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales, University of Wales Swansea, has a magic touch, charming, splendid and exciting scholarship from his ten fellow essayists...Professor M. Wynn Thomas and his learned colleagues deserve our sincere thanks for having crafted such an engrossing compendium for dynamic scholarship, exploring new insights, and new understanding of highly varied and internationally important literature in English. This is a book for all libraries and for anyone with any interest in and curiosity about literature and about Wales ancient and modern. It stirs the grey cells - and the emotions. With its earlier companion six volumes, it will be the point of reference for sober research and pleasurable browsing for many years to come.' Languages and Literature.
M. Wynn Thomas (Department of English, University of Wales, Swansea)- Introduction Belinda Humfrey-Prelude to the twentieth century Stephen Knight (Department of English, University of Wales, Cardiff)-‘A New enormous music’: Industrial fiction in Wales John Powell Ward-Borderers and borderline cases James A. Davies-Dylan Thomas and his Welsh Contemporaries Tony Brown (English Department, University of Wales, Bangor) and M. Wynn Thomas-The problems of belonging John Harris-Popular Images Tony Conran-Poetry Wales and the Second Flowering Katie Gramich-Both in and out of the game Jane Aaron (University of Glamorgan) and M. Wynn Thomas-‘Pulling you through changes’: Welsh writing before, between and after two referenda Ned Thomas-Parallels and Paradigms