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In Paris or Sofia? Avant-garde poetry and cultural nationalism after devolution

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Devolutionary Readings: English Language Poetry and Contemporary Wales, Pages: 115 - 156

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A predominantly ‘anti-nationalist’ emphasis on ‘hybridity’ and the ‘transnational’ may beseen to characterize much of the poetry and poetic analysis in the period since 1997. Criticshave tended to describe Welsh avant-garde poetry, in particular, in terms that make it antitheticalto cultural nationa...

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Published in: Devolutionary Readings: English Language Poetry and Contemporary Wales
ISBN: 9781788740708
Published: Oxford Peter Lang 2018
Online Access: https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/47152
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