Guides to Primary Works

For an overview of bibliographies covering works printed in Wales and Welsh manuscripts, see Eiluned Rees, “From Autograph to Automation: Welsh Bibliography,” The Book Encompassed: Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography, ed. Peter Davison (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992) 193–99.


Jones, Brynmor. A Bibliography of Anglo-Welsh Literature, 1900–1965. Swansea: Wales and Monmouthshire Branch of the Lib. Assn., 1970. 139 pp. Z2013.3.J64 016.8209′0091.

A selective bibliography of poetry, drama, and fiction in English by Welsh writers, of some works set in Wales by foreign authors, and of studies of Anglo-Welsh literature. Since only works utilizing a Welsh locale, characters, or idiom are included, many important plays and fictional works by Welsh writers are omitted. (The requirement for Welsh content is less strictly applied to poetry.) Entries are organized in three parts. The list of primary works includes sections for anthologies and individual authors. In the latter, works are grouped by genre, with entries citing editions, translations, and excerpts and identifying locale in fiction and plays. The highly selective list of secondary works has sections for bibliographies and indexes, general criticism, and individual authors; some entries are briefly annotated. A concluding list of children’s stories is unannotated. Two indexes: settings; persons (excluding authors of studies of individual writers). Although its value as a record of twentieth-century Anglo-Welsh literature is seriously marred by the ill-considered editorial policy that excludes works lacking a Welsh background, this work remains a useful pioneering effort. It must be supplemented, however, by other sources such as vol. 4 of Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (M2467), New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (M1385), Explore the British Library (E250), and WorldCat (E225). Review: TLS: Times Literary Supplement 4 Dec. 1970: 1428.