Planet 234

Philip R. Davies
Eutopia: Studies in Cultural Euro-Welshness, 1850-1980
by M. Wynn Thomas

by M. Wynn Thomas

University of Wales Press, £24.99

The main criticism that might be levelled at the latest title in the ‘Writing Wales in English’ series is openly acknowledged by the author in its opening chapter. This is not a survey of all Welsh ideas concerning Europe from 1850-1980, nor is it a survey of ideas that could be considered mainstream during that period. It is, conversely, a study of a minority view held by a small group of Welsh writers, artists and intellectuals. To that extent, it is ideologically ‘partial’.

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