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Welsh Writing in English. (A Guide to Welsh Literature) Vol. VII Volume 7 Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0708316795
ISBN-10: 0708316794
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"A stimulating collection of essays, by leading scholars and critics . . . an excellent reference source." -- English In Wales

"[T]his is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the Welsh contribution to the English language." -- South Wales Argus

About 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press; Volume 7 edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0708316794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708316795
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,372,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John L Murphy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
When I asked a Welsh friend for a survey of recent Welsh literary history, he recommended this, which also goes by "Welsh Writing in English" and is actually the 7th and final volume in the series "A Guide to Welsh Literature"; the other volumes treat literature in the Welsh language. This imbalance shows how recently most of "Anglo-Welsh" has emerged as a contender against Welsh on the shelves. As opposed to Ireland, where two languages have battled it out for half a millenium, the canon of A-W literature remains in its formative stages; some authors going back and forth between the two languages as well.

Since Amazon.com does not have a "look inside the book" offer here, I will simply give a quick peek at its contents. This volume arrives via the CREW project helmed by the editor at UW Swansea. Belinda Humfrey gives a pre-20c run-through, that ends in rather abrupt fashion, not the only essay to do so in this anthology. By the way, no drama is studied. Rather than take a "literary history" approach, the editor M. Wynn Thomas explains that he favored an assortment of critical perspectives from what is still a contested field. Therefore, the tone of the entries varies considerably, while adding to the personal feel of this collection, which admirably avoids jargon and can be read by not only scholars but novices like me productively.

Stephen Knight offers an appropriately deep-delving and penetratingly thorough excavation into what many regard still as the stereotypical 20c "industrial novel"; he provides many examples that explore this long and well-mined strata well.
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