Rhys Davies

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University of Wales Press, Oct 30, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 145 pages
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Rhys Davies (1901–78) was a highly prolific writer and one of the first novelists to depict industrial Wales, making his sixty-year career a seminal influence of Welsh literary culture. Davies was a complicated figure himself: a gay man who grew up as a shopkeeper’s son in the Rhondda, he ultimately left Wales to write about his homeland in England. This volume unravels his national experience and its deep ties to complex issues of class, sexuality, and gender, as it follows a career considered to be that of “the representative Welshman.”


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Ones own interior liberty
Dealing in dark murders
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Huw Osborne is a lecturer in English at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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