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Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

Author(s): Linden Peach

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Writing Wales in English

May 2019256 pages216x138mm

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About The Book

This book introduces the contribution of modern Welsh literature to our understanding of peace and pacifism – an important and much overlooked subject in Welsh studies. Taking a literary-historical approach to the subject, it reveals how modern Welsh writing opens up history in ways in which historical discourse alone sometimes fails to do. It argues that the concepts of peace, peacefulness and pacifism have played a broader and more complex role in Welsh life than has been recognised, primarily through an influential Welsh-language pacifist intelligentsia. The author reminds us that Welsh pacifism is distinguished from English pacifism by the Welsh language itself, its links with Welsh nationalism and by fact that it faced challenges and pressures never encountered by English pacifism.


Series Editors’ Preface
Pacifism and Protest:
Mapping Welsh Pacifism
The Bible and the Prison
Peace and Peacefulness:
The Spirit of Pacifism: Waldo Williams and D. Gwenallt Jones
Unpeaceful Voices: Writing the Home Fronts
Conflicting Worlds
Post-Pacifism: Peace and War
A Welsh Pacifist Translation of an English Classic an Afterword
Select Bibliography

About the Author(s)

Linden Peach

Linden Peach is Director of Educational Development at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. He has published extensively on modern literature, including important works on the Welsh novelist and pacifist Emyr Humphreys, and on Welsh women’s writing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the English Association.

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