By Professor M. Wynn Thomas
Wales should be small, yet culturally it truly is richly assorted. the purpose during this selection of essays on a couple of English-language authors from Wales is to supply a pattern of the country’s inner range. subsequently, the author’s tested variety – from the unique Lynette Roberts (Argentinean by way of start, yet of Welsh descent) and the English-born Peggy Ann Whistler who opted for brand new, Welsh identification as ‘Margiad Evans’, to Nigel Heseltine, whose weird and wonderful tales of the antics of the decaying squierarchy of the Welsh border state stay principally unknown, and the Utah-based poet Leslie Norris, who brings out the bicultural personality of Wales in his Welsh-English translations. the result's a portrait of Wales as a ‘micro-cosmopolitan country’, and the amount is prefaced with an autobiographical essay through one of many major experts within the box, authoritatively tracing the regular progress over contemporary a long time of significant, knowledgeable and sustained learn of what's an incredible success of Welsh tradition.
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