A Guide to Welsh Literature: v. 5 1800-1900 (Guide to Welsh literature 5)
By: Hywel Teifi Edwards (volume_editor)Paperback
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This fifth volume in the Guide to Welsh Literature series covers the nineteenth century and offers a comprehensive introduction in English to the Welsh-language literature of the time. It contains essays on the most important individual writers of prose and poetry, on the lyric poetic tradition and the eisteddfod poets, on travel writing, periodicals and newspapers, on fiction, on criticism and on political commentary The Victorian age was a fruitful and expansive period for Welsh writing. The chapters in this volume comment on the beginnings of the novel and the flowering of the press and of political writing in the wake of political awakening in Wales, as well as on the continuation and development of the older poetic tradition. The book incorporates new research and critical thinking and brings together in one volume much material, which is otherwise unavailable to the English-speaking reader.
Hywel Teifi Edwards, research professor, Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Swansea
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