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Title: Aneirin Talfan Davies : producing a nation
Author: Reynolds, S. R.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2002
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This thesis examines the life and work of Aneirin Talfan Davies in the context of his approach to cultural borders. The site of cultural negotiation is twentieth century Wales and particular attention is paid to his relationship with the religious and linguistic communities of his country and his various attempts at reconciling the divisions that marked them. Accordingly, the chapters in this study trace the events, ideologies, individuals and institutions that shaped his particular and unique approach to, and vision of, Wales. He worked to create an all-embracing ethos that promoted unity across all sections of the Welsh community and acted as a balm to hostilities between the practitioners of the two literatures especially. His lifetime spanned the century and forms a testament to the dedication and ability of a handful of committed and talented cultural activists who sustained the minority culture of Wales during this period. Some succeeded also in building bridges that enabled the two cultures to be better informed about, and even enriched by, the presence of the other. Aneirin Talfan Davies was one of the most important and influential of these producers of a Wales that was plural and yet respected the rich legacy of Welsh culture that could only be accessed by means of the Welsh language.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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