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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published 1982 by Aurum Press
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Red Haircrow
May 31, 2011 Red Haircrow rated it it was amazing
Spent many a day and night dreaming of the beauty and dark places of Wales after reading this book and looking through the many gorgeous photos. To visit Wales, the land of my great-grandfather, has always been an intention of mine. After finding this book, among others on the subject, it has become a determination. It is really a lovely book and quite special for it's translated poems from the Welsh.
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Mar 01, 2010 gina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, welsh
This book is beautiful to look at. It felt like home. Hiraeth. Their words remind me of ideas that other people sometimes do not get, and that I sometimes cannot explain at all to others.
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Jan Morris previously wrote under the name "James Morris".

Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer. Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but is Welsh by heritage and adoption. Before 1970 Morris published under her former name, "James Morris", and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and
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“The language itself, whether you speak it or not, whether you love it or hate it, is like some bewitchment or seduction from the past, drifting across the country down the centuries, subtly affecting the nations sensibilities even when its meaning is forgotten.” 8 likes
“It was an American who said that while a Frenchman's truth was akin to a straight line, a Welshman's truth was more in the nature of a curve, and it is a fact that Welsh affairs are entangled always in parabola, double-meaning and implication. This makes for a web-like interest....” 3 likes
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