The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

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The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
09-11-1995
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Reissue.
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Is literary biography so widely read for popular, 'prurient' reasons, or for reputable intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know about a life, such as Shakespeare's, where the documentation is so scanty? These are amongst the wide range of questions addressed by the seventeen leading biographers and literary critics who have contributed essays to The Art of Literary Biography.Always a popular genre, biography has become one of the most immediate and accessible modes of writing about literature. In this book, individual literary figures such as Conrad, Huxley, Virginia Woolf, and the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Lord Rochester are examined. Also addressed is the nature and form of literary biography - the concept of biography as autobiography, the problems the genre poses, the necessity of the ignorance of a biographer, and the literary biographer at work. RichardHolmes, Jon Stallworthy, Hermione Lee, David Bradshaw, and Ann Thwaite are amongst the distinguished contributors to this fascinating and thought-provoking book.Owain Glyn Dwr is arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales. His revolt (1400-1409) was the last major Welsh rebellion against English rule. It established a measure of unity such as Wales had never previously experienced and generated a remarkable vision of Wales as an independent country with its own native prince, its own church, and its own universities. In the event, Owain's rebellion was defeated or, perhaps more correctly, burnt itself out. ButOwain himself was not captured; and soon after his death he became a legendary hero among the Welsh people. In more recent times he has come to be regarded as the father of modern Welsh nationalism. Written by one of Britain's leading medieval historians, this book will appeal to those who are fascinated by national heroes in all periods. It is also of particular interest to those who are intrigued by this most famous movement in the history of Wales, and by the remarkable man who led the rebellion.

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Udgivelsesdato:
09-11-1995
ISBN13:
9780198205081
Vægt:
653 g
Dybde:
29 mm
Bredde:
145 mm
Højde:
223 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    Is literary biography widely read for popular, "prurient" reasons, or for "reputable" intellectual reasons? Leading critics and professional biographers here attempt to answer this and other questions by examining the biographies of such authors as Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley and others.Owain Glyn Dwr is arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales. His revolt (1400-1409), which was the last major Welsh rebellion against English rule, generated a remarkable vision of Wales as an ind 8 pp halftone plates

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