Rhys Davies (1901-1978) dedicated his life entirely to writing and is now generally regarded as one of the most prolific and accomplished of Welsh prose-writers in English. In addition to writing over one hundred short stories, his many novels included The Withered Root (1927), The Black Venus (1944) and The Perishable Quality (1957). While he has long been thought of as a master of the short story form, his novels are now considered to be among the finest written by a Welsh writer in English and a critical re-assessment of his career is long overdue. Rhys Davies: Decoding the Hare contains essays on the major aspects of Rhys Davies's life and work, from the literary, social and national contexts within which he wrote to issues of gender, sexuality and race. Published to mark the centenary of Rhys Davies's birth, Decoding the Hare is the first substantial study of his work and will be essential reading for all those interested in twentieth-century Welsh writing in English and in this complex and elusive writer in particular.
|Publication date:||24th October 2001|
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Categories:||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Biography: general,|
Meic Stephens is a freelance author, editor and journalist. Among the reference works he has compiled and edited are The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (1986) and A Dictionary of Literary Quotations (1990), and he is also an editor of the Writers of Wales series.More About Meic Stephens