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Gruffydd, W.J. (Editor).

Y LLENOR

Clychgrawn Chwarterol dan Nawdd Cymdeithasau Cymraeg y Colegau Cenedlaethol Volumes 1-[31 complete] 1922-1955 bound in 13. Caerdydd y Cymni Cyhoeddi Addysgol (The Educational Publishing Company) 1922.
31 vols. in 13. Royal 8vo. Without original wrappers. Portrait. Welsh text. Some foxing, ex.-libris James Nicholas, rebound in gilt lettered buckram. Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales ‘Among the outstanding features ... were the editorial notes ... on controversial matters of public interest ...’ National Library of Wales ‘... Y Llenor was first published in 1922 as a quarterly with Gruffydd as editor , a role which he performed with distinction until 1945 when T.J. Morgan became co-editor until the periodical ceased publication in 1951 . All the chief writers of Wales in a rich and productive period in the history of Welsh literature contributed. The editor himself was a frequent contributor of articles on literary criticism and of satirical commentaries on aspects of Welsh life. In 1926 he started his ‘ Editor's Notes ’, in which he expressed his views on all those topics which worried him and justified his description of himself as Wales 's enfant terrible . Among the subjects discussed were the preservation of the Welsh language, religion, the Anglicisation of some classes in Welsh society, corruption in public life, political protest, broadcasting, education at all levels, and in particular the National Eisteddfod . He continually accused the local committees of the Eisteddfod of mismanagement, and criticised the prominence given to people who were out of sympathy with Welsh aspirations, and the growing use of English from the platform ...’
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