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Celtic Literatures – Discoveries

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Sabine Heinz

The book consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of the development of Celtic and English/French language literatures from Celtic cultures. It also supplies explanations of specific genres and poetic metres, together with a brief historical outline of the conditions which gave rise to the Celtic literary tradition. Some of the topics are explored in detail in the second part, e. g., a British Tristan tradition, the development of the motif of the owl in Welsh literature, Welsh children’s literature, and the leading Welsh-language prose author Angharad Tomos. The problem of the dissemination and marketing of minority literatures is also addressed.
Contents: Overview of the development of Celtic and English/French language literatures of the surviving Celtic cultures – Specific genres and poetic metres – Celtic literary heritage – Development of a British Tristan tradition – The motif of the owl in Welsh literature – Welsh children’s literature – Angharad Tomos – Dissemination and marketing of minority literatures.