A Guide to Welsh Literature: v. 2 (Guide to Welsh literature 2 New edition)

A Guide to Welsh Literature: v. 2 (Guide to Welsh literature 2 New edition)

By: A.O.H. Jarman (editor), G.R. Hughes (editor), Dafydd Johnston (editor)Paperback

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This volume of the very successful Guide to Welsh Literature series, examines the period from the end of the thirteenth century to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Apart from the first and last chapters, the book is exclusively concerned with poetry and the practice of the bardic craft. This was the period of the predominance of the cywydd metre, and separate chapters are devoted to seven of its most notable practitioners. The most outstanding of them being Dafydd Gwilym. The importance of understanding the historical background of medieval Welsh literature is again stressed in this volume, and the final chapter emphasizes the links between Welsh prose-writers of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the broad intellectual movements of the age.

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Dafydd Johnston is Professor and Head of the Welsh Department at the University of Wales, Swansea.


The historical background 1282-1550, A.D. Carr; the later Gogynfeirdd, D. Myrddin Lloyd; Einion Offeiriad and the bardic grammar, Ceri W. Lewis; the content of poetry and the crisis in the bardic tradition, Ceri W. Lewis; Dafydd ap Gwilym, Rachel Bromwich; the earlier cywyddwyr - poets contemporary with Dafydd ap Gwilym, Rachel Bromwich; Sion cent, G.E. Ruddock; Dafydd Nanmor, D. Myrddin Lloyd; cynghanedd, metre, prosody, Eurys Rowlands; guto'r glyn, J.E. Caerwyn Williams; Lewis Glyn Cothi, E.D. Jones; Gutun Owain, J.E. Caerwyn Williams; prophetic poetry, R. Wallis Evans; the continuing tradition, Eurys Rowlands; Tudur Aled, Eurys Rowlands; the prose of the cywydd period, Morfydd E. Owen.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/12/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780708314395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780708314395
  • ISBN10: 0708314392
  • edition: New edition

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