Literature of Wales (Pocket Guides Vol 3)
By: D.R. Johnston (author)Paperback
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This illustrated Pocket Guide is the first short survey of both the Welsh and English-language literatures of Wales. It provides a concise and informative guide to Welsh Literature from the earliest surviving poetry of Taliesin and Aneirin in the sixth century - the oldest attested vernacular literature in Europe. The Guide traces the flowering of medieval Welsh literature and the developments of the Renaissance period in Wales up to the Welsh literary revival of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which also saw the rapid burgeoning of 'Anglo-Welsh' writing - literature in English written out of a Welsh background. It concludes by surveying the contemporary situation in the literatures of both languages.
Dafydd Johnson is Professor of Welsh at University of Wales, Swansea.
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