Guide to Welsh Literature: Twentieth Century Welsh Writing in English

Guide to Welsh Literature: Twentieth Century Welsh Writing in English

by M. Wynn Thomas
     
 

The book opens with a broad survey of pre-twentieth-century literature. Subsequent chapters deal with industrial fictions; border literature and border identity; Dylan Thomas and his contemporaries; natives and exiles; popular fiction and the Welsh imagination; writers living and working outside Wales; the poetry revival of the 1960s; literature in the last quarter

Overview

The book opens with a broad survey of pre-twentieth-century literature. Subsequent chapters deal with industrial fictions; border literature and border identity; Dylan Thomas and his contemporaries; natives and exiles; popular fiction and the Welsh imagination; writers living and working outside Wales; the poetry revival of the 1960s; literature in the last quarter of the twentieth century; and parallels with other literatures.
 
Among the many writers discussed in detail are John Dyer, Henry Vaughan, Caradoc Evans, Rhys Davies, Gwyn Jones, Emlyn Williams, Margiad Evans, Richard Hughes, David Jones, Dylan Thomas, Glyn Jones, Idris Davies, Alun Lewis, Roland Mathias, R. S. Thomas, Emyr Humphreys, Brenda Chamberlain, Richard Llewellyn, Allen Raine, Harri Webb, Leslie Norris, John Ormond, Dannie Abse, Alun Richards, Gillian Clarke and Christopher Meredith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708316795
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Twentieth Century Welsh Writing in English Ser.
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

M. Wynn Thomas is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales, University of Wales, Swansea.

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