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The Wheel

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The Wheel

The Wheel – an anthology of modern poetry in Cornish 1850–1980

Edited by Tim Saunders
With a history of the Cornish revival by Amy Hale
Foreword by Bobi Jones

Paperback 224 pages
ISBN 978 0 953238 87 3

’The poets draw inspiration from the old Celtic legends of Arthur and Tristan and the land and sea. They are sometimes serious, sometimes witty.’

Morning Star January 2000

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The book

Tim Saunders has gathered together more than a hundred poems from a variety of sources – magazines, books and manuscripts – to give us the first ever survey of poetry in the Cornish language from 1850 until 1980.

Among the thirty-six contributors are Henry Jenner and Robert Morton Nance, probably the most important figures in the early revival of Cornish poetry and literature, as well as writers like Richard Gendall, Tony Snell, Donald Rawe and Saunders himself, who have brought confidence and maturity to the language and its literature.

The book contains biographies of the writers, notes and valuable source material. The poems are accompanied by prose translations into English and there is a guide to pronunciation.

Tim Saunders is one of the leading poets writing in Cornish today.

Amy Hale is Research Fellow in Contemporary Celtic Studies at the Institute of Cornish Studies.

 

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 January, 2009.
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