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Cymru Dafydd Ap Gwilym - Cerddi a Lleoedd | Dafydd Ap Gwilym's Wales - Poems and Places

John K. Bollard | Anthony Griffiths

Cymru Dafydd Ap Gwilym - Cerddi a Lleoedd | Dafydd Ap Gwilym's Wales - Poems and Places

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ISBN: 9781845277192
Publication Date: July 2019
Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst
Format: Paperback, 211x211 mm, 158 pages
Language: Bilingual (Welsh and English)

An illustrated introduction to the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym and to the landscape he was familiar with. A new look at his poems by scholar John K Bollard is coupled with charming photographs by Anthony Griffiths.

Cyflwyniad darluniadol i waith Dafydd ap Gwilym ac i'r tirwedd yr oedd yntau'n gyfarwydd ag ef. Cyplysir golwg newydd ar ei gerddi gan yr ysgolhaig John K Bollard â ffotograffau swynol Anthony Griffiths.

The following has been provided by the Publisher:
Author Biography:
John K. Bollard is an American scholar and editor (living in Massachusetts) who holds an MA in Medieval Welsh Language, Literature, and History from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (now Aberystwyth University), and a PhD in English from the University of Leeds, where he wrote a dissertation comparing Welsh and Middle English Arthurian narratives.

Anthony Griffiths is a landscape photographer and acoustic guitarist born in Bangor, who lives in Aberystwyth. Whilst a student at Coleg Harlech in 1973, he became interested in rock climbing and hillwalking, which led to an interest in landscape photography and the archaeology of prehistoric Wales.

Further Information:
'It is a rare pleasure for me to come across an entirely new way of looking at [Dafydd ap Gwilym’s poetry], but I must say that this book has indeed made me see the poems with fresh eyes... The marvellous photographs in this volume offer glimpses of the scenes which Dafydd would have known, and also serve as a reminder of the fragile continuity of our country’s landscapes over the centuries... All in all, then, this collection provides a splendid introduction to the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
– from the Preface by Dafydd Johnston
Director, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies