New PDF release: Edward Thomas and World Literary Studies: Wales,

By Andrew Webb

Edward Thomas and international Literary reviews bargains a revelatory re-reading of Edward Thomas. Adapting Pascale Casanova’s imaginative and prescient of ‘world literature’ as a approach of competing nationwide traditions, this examine analyses Thomas’s appropriation of Anglocentric British literary tradition at key moments of old hindrance within the 20th century: after the 1st international conflict, both sides of the second one global conflict, and with the resumption of warfare in eire within the Seventies. It exhibits how the dominant assumptions underpinning the self-discipline of English Literature marginalise the Welshness of Thomas’s paintings, earlier than combining this revised ‘world literature’ version with clean archival examine to bare how Thomas’s interpreting of Welsh tradition – its barddas, folks and literary traditions – is principal either to his construction of an cutting edge physique of poetry and to his large, and comparatively ignored, prose. This research is groundbreaking in its contribution to contemporary debates approximately devolution and independence for Britain’s constituent nations.

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