The Matter of Wales

The Matter of Wales

Epic Views of A Small Country

Book - 1984
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This passionate evocation of Wales by the author Rebecca West has hailed as "perhaps the best descriptive writer of our times" encapsulates that country in all its aspects, past, present, and even future. Jan Morris shows clearly the manners of thought of the Welch people, as well as their art, their landscapes and their folklore, their ways of earning a living, their character, their meaning and their historical destiny. Half Welsh, half English herself, Morris is a historian, a travel writer, and an essayist. All three disciplines she brings to this work--a vivid tribute to a country not just on the map or in the mind but also in the heart. "All of us," Morris writes, "have some small country there."

About the Author:

Jan Morris is the author of such books as the Pax Britannica trilogy, Spain, Destinations, and most recently, Journeys.

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
ISBN: 9780192158468
0192158465
Branch Call Number: 942.9 M
Characteristics: 442 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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