Classic Welsh Short Stories

Classic Welsh Short Stories

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The story-teller has always been an important figure in Welsh society, and this collection draws on a rich and varied literature to present twenty-five of the finest Welsh short stories from this century, many of them original translations. From the exuberant lyricism of Dylan Thomas, to the sparse and telling prose of Kate Roberts, all these tales testify to the vitality and uniqueness of the Welsh story-telling tradition. Through stories of soldiers, poets, scholars, doctors, ordinary men and women, the warm hues and rich textures of all aspects of Welsh life, thought, and tradition are brought forth. This book is intended for lovers of the short story and collectors of anthologies. All readers interested in Welsh literature, life, and culture; students of the same.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 121.92 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192829408
  • 9780192829405

About Gwyn Jones

About the Editor Gwyn Jones is the author of many books, including three collections of short stories and A History of the Vikings (1968). He is also a translator of The Mabinogion, former editor of The Welsh Review, and the editor of two earlier editions of Welsh short stories.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Rhys Davies: Canute. John Gwilym Jones: The Wedding. Kate Roberts: Cast at an Auction. George Ewart Evans: Let Dogs Delight. Dylan Thomas: The Dress. Gwyn Thomas: O Brother Man: O Brother Man. R. Gerallt Jones: The Letter. Richard Hughes: A Moment of Time. Islwyn Ffowc Elis: Song of a Pole. David Alexander: Hangman's Assistant. Islwyn Williams: Adjudication. Harri Pritchard Jones: The Miracle. Margiad Evans: A Party for the Nightingale. Glyn Jones: Its Not by His Beak You Can Judge a Woodcock. Alun Lewis: Ward `O' 3 (b). Bobi Jones: The Last Ditch. Idwal Jones: China Boy. Gwyn Jones: The Pit. Sian Evans: Davis. E. Tegla Davies: Samuel Jones's Harvest Thanksgiving. Caradoc Evans: Joseph's House. Eigra Lewis Roberts: Deprivation. David Monger: The Man Who Lost His Boswell. D. J. Williams: A Good Year. Geraint Goodwin: The White Farm
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