By Professor M. Wynn Thomas
Wales should be small, yet culturally it's richly diverse. the purpose during this choice of essays on a couple of English-language authors from Wales is to supply a pattern of the country’s inner variety. thus, the author’s tested diversity – from the unique Lynette Roberts (Argentinean via beginning, yet of Welsh descent) and the English-born Peggy Ann Whistler who opted for brand spanking new, Welsh id as ‘Margiad Evans’, to Nigel Heseltine, whose extraordinary tales of the antics of the decaying squierarchy of the Welsh border state stay mostly 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 quantity is prefaced with an autobiographical essay via one of many top experts within the box, authoritatively tracing the regular development over fresh many years of significant, knowledgeable and sustained research of what's a huge fulfillment of Welsh tradition.
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