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The Fiction of Emyr Humphreys Contemporary Critical Perspectives

by Linden Peach

The Fiction of Emyr Humphreys Contemporary Critical Perspectives Synopsis

An introduction to the work of one of Wales's leading writers, highlighting his importance to contemporary critical and cultural agendas such as issues of identity, nation, environment and religious conflict.

The Fiction of Emyr Humphreys Contemporary Critical Perspectives Press Reviews

Linden Peach has achieved a rare thing: an engrossing, accessible book that will be relished by students and academics alike. Emyr Humphreys s pre-eminence as a writer of fiction in Wales over the last sixty years is undisputed. Peach conveys the sheer vibrancy of Humphreys s dissident prose with infectious enthusiasm, while at the same time providing a masterclass in reading his novels with reference to contemporary literary theories. Kristi Bohata, Swansea University --Kristi Bohata Linden Peach has achieved a rare thing: an engrossing, accessible book that will be relished by students and academics alike. Emyr Humphreys's pre-eminence as a writer of fiction in Wales over the last sixty years is undisputed. Peach conveys the sheer vibrancy of Humphreys's 'dissident prose' with infectious enthusiasm, while at the same time providing a masterclass in reading his novels with reference to contemporary literary theories. --Kristi Bohata, Swansea University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780708322161
Publication date: 30th January 2011
Author: Linden Peach
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 156 pages
Categories: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Linden Peach

Professor Linden Peach is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Wales. He has written numerous well received books and essays; chapters in books on twentieth and twenty-first-century literature, and is known for his previous work on Welsh writing in English. He has also written on Virginia Woolf, Angela Carter, Contemporary Irish fiction and Toni Morrison.

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