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The Rhondda poet and novelist Rhydwen Williams has depicted the coal-mining society of south Wales both in its heyday and in its decline. This location has in no way precluded a concern with the major issues of life in the twentieth century, but whether he looks at Wales or the world beyond, it is always from the tenacious and compassionate standpoint of his own background as a collier's son. This study explains that background and the formative influence of the Rhondda on Rhydwen Williams as both man and writer.
In the book the English-speaking world is introduced to a writer who has written almost exclusively in Welsh, and who, contrary to the prevailing stereotype of Welsh-language writers, has written mainly about an industrial society.
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Series:||University of Wales Press - Writers of Wales Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)|