On Mon, Dec 07, 1998 at 10:36:17PM +1100, mike brown wrote:
[list of 'famous writers']
> I think the names Neil has listed answers my point. For example, can anyone
> on this list supply a comparable amount of as equally famous Celtic writers
> and artists?
yes, but then you've probably not heard of half of them ;)
>Of course not.
ah, so you're asking rhetorical questions... that's a bad habit
> Why is this? Is it because the English are
> superior writers and artists than the Celts?
your logic and the premise behind this argument is flawed :
many millions of people can 'list' sporty, baby, scary, posh and even
ginger... but that does not necessarily make them any superior as artists
> Or is it just another
> illustration of how anything 'other' than English is treated as secondary or
it is all in the eyes of the beholder, if they want enligsh art or
culture, who are you or i to deny them the right to make that value judgement
>How much effort have the English expanded on 'understanding' and
> promoting the Celtic countries art? etc. etc.
why on earth should they? and vice versa, of course
Darren Wyn Rees The Welsh Verb Emporium