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The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country

by Morris, Jan, 1926-

Format: Print Book 1984
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DA720.M68 1984
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DA720.M68 1984
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DA720 .M68 1984
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DA720 .M68 1984
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.

Additional Information
Subjects Wales -- Civilization.
Publisher Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York :Oxford University Press,1984
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description v, 442 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 427-430.
ISBN 0192158465 :
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