Almanac: Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English - Critical Essays, Volume 12
|ISBN: 9781905762781 (190576278X)Publication Date March 2008|
Publisher: Parthian Books, CardiganEdited by Katie Gramich
Format: Paperback, 218x132 mm, 241 pages
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A collection of critical essays by renowned scholars dealing with various aspects of literature, both poetry and prose, written in English in Wales during the 20th and 21st century.
Casgliad o draethodau beirniadol gan ysgolheigion cydnabyddedig yn ymwneud ag amryfal agweddau ar lenyddiaeth, yn farddoniaeth a rhyddiaith Saesneg, a ysgrifennwyd yng Nghymru yn ystod yr 20fed a'r 21ain ganrif.
Table of Contents:
1 Dialogues of Self and Soul: The Autobiographies of W.B. Yeats
and R.S. Thomas by Neal Alexander
2 'A Poet At Last': William H. Davies and Edward Thomas
by Judy Kendall
3 'The huge upright Europe-reflecting mirror': The European
Dimension in the Early Short Stories and Poems of Glyn Jones
by Laura Wainwright
4 Glyn Jones and the Uncanny by Tony Brown
5 "I want to know what is – behind all of them books...":
Images of Education in Early 20th century Welsh Writing
in English by Alyce von Rothkirch
6 The Pastoral Vision of R. S. Thomas by Sam Perry
7 From 'Black Water' to 'Border Country': Sourcing the Textual
Odyssey of Raymond Williams by Dai Smith
8 'What a fine body of men they are!': Class, Gender and Sexuality
in the Authorial Identity of Rhys Davies by Huw Osborne
Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays is an established and thriving journal which is the natural place for young scholars to submit new, cutting-edge research, while it also has the prestige to attract the big names in the field.
This volume edited by Katie Gramich has more submissions of a comparative and interdisciplinary nature, as well as more international participation including some startling original research on Raymond Williams and innovative essays on Rhys Davies, Edward Thomas and Glyn Jones.
"setting a new agenda and a new standard for literary criticism in Wales"
Dafydd Johnston, Professor of Welsh at Swansea University
"hearteningly unafraid of courting controversy"
Clare Morgan of Oxford University
"fill[ing] a huge gap ... I can't think how we ever did without it."
John Powell Ward, former editor of Poetry Wales
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