Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

by Linden Peach


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Focusing on an important and overlooked subject in Welsh studies, this book reveals the contribution of modern Welsh literature to our understanding of peace and pacifism. Through careful analysis, Linden Peach shows how pacifism in Wales, which was rooted in concepts from Welsh-language writing, evolved into a broader social gospel concerned with the quality of human life and the sustainability of community. Peach takes a literary-historical approach to this subject, opening up new perspectives on the history of peace and pacifism in Wales that have been overlooked by purely historical analyses in the past.
Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing includes both English- and Welsh-language texts and highlights the interdependence of English and Welsh culture in Wales. Quotations from Welsh-language texts are given in Welsh and in English translation to assist readers who are not Welsh speakers. This book introduces readers to the changing nature of pacifism, peace, and anti-warism, and how these terms have acquired different meanings over time. Clear and concise, Peach illustrates these concepts through accessible but original readings of key Welsh writers on peace and pacifism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786834027
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 09/15/2019
Series: Writing Wales in English Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linden Peach is director of educational development at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a fellow of the English Association.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xv

Pacifism and Protest

1 Mapping Welsh Pacifism 3

2 Disruptive Bibles 55

3 Prison(s) 81

Peace and Peacefulness

4 The Spirit of Pacifism: Waldo Williams and D. Gwenallt Jones 113

5 Unpeaceful Voices: Writing the Home Fronts 141

Conflicting Worlds

6 Post-Pacifism: Peace and War 159

7 A Welsh Pacifist Translation of an English Classic … an Afterword 177

Notes 185

Select Bibliography 201

Index 209

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