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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 160 pp., num. tables and graphs
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.