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Birdsong

Dewi Roberts
ISBN-13: 
1854113267
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
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From the epic mythologies of the Mabinogion through to the present day, birds have exerted a powerful influence on the literature of Wales. This unique anthology gathers together a remarkable range of poetry and prose, illustrating the varied and multi-layered response of writers across many centuries.

Birds are metaphors, cyphers for human experience; they carry our hopes, ambitions and emotions. Our lives and those of birds are intimately connected, yet birds also remain ‘other’. Fragile yet marvellously enduring; majestic killing machines; birds are the spark for powerful writing: a cause of wonder, reverence and joyous celebration.

Contributors include:
R.S. Thomas
Dylan Thomas
William Condry
Gillian Clarke
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Tony Curtis
John Davies
Emyr Humphreys
Glyn Jones
Dafydd ap Gwilym
T.H. Parry-Williams
Gwyneth Lewis
Leslie Norris
Francis Kilvert
W.H. Davies
Christopher Meredith
Vuyewla Carlin
Anna Wigley
Gwenallt
Kate Bingham
and many, many more

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