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Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780-2018)

Kathryn N Jones, Carol Tully, and Heather Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621433
eISBN:
9781800341395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book examines the representation of Wales and ‘Welshness’ in texts by French (including Breton) and German-speaking travellers from 1780 to the present day, focusing on key points in the period ... More


Introduction: Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation

Kathryn N. Jones, Carol Tully, and Heather Williams

in Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780–2018)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621433
eISBN:
9781800341395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621433.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The growth in the popularity of Wales as travel destination in the late eighteenth century is sketched, while the relative ‘invisibility’ of Wales in travel writing as well as in scholarship is ... More


Conclusion: The Narrative of Wales: From Blind Spot to Blank Canvas

Kathryn N. Jones, Carol Tully, and Heather Williams

in Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780-2018)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621433
eISBN:
9781800341395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621433.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The concluding chapter draws together the book’s key themes, focusing on the various prisms – Celtic, Breton, English, sublime, Romantic, industrial, modern, touristic, colonial – through which Wales ... More


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