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“Speaking with the Elgin marbles in his mouth?”: Modernism and translation in Welsh writing in English / Daniel Williams

Translation Studies, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 183 - 197

Swansea University Author: Daniel Williams

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This article explores the role of translation from Welsh to English in the Anglophone modernism of Wales. It discusses Caradoc Evans's alleged exposure of the warped working of the Welsh mind, David Jones’s revisionist history of Britain, and Margiad Evans's sympathetic depiction of Welsh...

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Published in: Translation Studies
ISSN: 1478-1700 1751-2921
Published: 2016
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