Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 13 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter introduces Alun Llywelyn-Williams, a Welsh-language poet, revealing that most Welsh-language poets ignored the Second World War and even believed that it had nothing to do with them. It examines Llywelyn-Williams' poetry during three notable periods in his life, namely when he was a civilian, a soldier, and a war survivor. The chapter shows that his war poems represent his efforts to reclaim some of the purity and integrity of the Welsh language.

Keywords: Alun Llywelyn-Williams, Welsh-language poet, civilian, soldier, war survivor, war poems, Welsh language

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.