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Wales Unchained: Literature, Politics and Identity in the American Century

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A study that explores how Welsh writers, politicians and intellectuals have defined themselves – and have been defined by others – since the early twentieth century. It explores ideas of race in the 1930s, reflects on the metaphoric uses of boxing, asks what it means to inhabit the ‘American century...

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ISBN: 9781783162123 9781783162147
Published: Cardiff University of Wales Press 2015
Online Access: https://www.uwp.co.uk/book/wales-unchained/
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