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Welsh mythology and folklore in the novels of Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys and Alan Garner

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This thesis traces a line of engagement with Welsh mythology and folklore in British fiction from the fin de siècle Celtic Revival through to the 1960s and beyond. It argues that the three writers Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys and Alan Garner, each attuned to the importance of local place and region, turn to Wales – or in various senses back to Wales – as a country whose traditions could be used to revive or reinvent aspects of life in Britain which they considered lost or in the proces...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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