Twentieth-Century Welsh Autobiography in English

Twentieth-Century Welsh Autobiography in English


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The psychological influences that have shaped the consciousness and worldviews of seven Welsh authors are traced in this pioneering work on 20th-century Welsh autobiographers. The autobiographies include humorist Gwyn Thomas, whose comic exuberance is shown to have bleak origins; B. L. Coombes and Ron Berry’s depictions of a now bygone valley society; feminist Lorna Sage’s caustic eye on her border upbringing; Margid Evans's view on the different phases of life; Rhys Davis's manipulation of his own history; and R. S. Thomas’s engagement in a searingly honest search for self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708318911
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: University of Wales Press - Writing Wales in English Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 13.80(w) x 21.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Barbara Prys-Williams is a research fellow at the Centre for Research in the English literature and language of Wales department at the University of Wales–Swansea.

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