By Professor M. Wynn Thomas
Wales might be small, yet culturally it truly is richly diversified. the purpose during this choice of essays on a few English-language authors from Wales is to supply a pattern of the country’s inner variety. therefore, the author’s tested diversity – from the unique Lynette Roberts (Argentinean by means of beginning, 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 extraordinary 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 prime experts within the box, authoritatively tracing the regular progress over fresh many years of great, trained and sustained examine of what's a massive success of Welsh tradition.
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