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Author Green, Diane
Title Emyr Humphreys : A Postcolonial Novelist?
Imprint Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2009
©2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (302 pages)
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Series Writing Wales in English
Writing Wales in English
Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- General Editor’s Preface -- Chapter 1: Postcolonialism and Wales: the Effects of Cultural Imperialism -- Chapter 2: ‘A serious Welsh novelist’: Redressing the Balance -- Chapter 3: The Emergence of Humphreys as a Postcolonial Writer -- Chapter 4: The Consolidation of Strategies in Outside the House of Baal -- Chapter 5: Strategies of Resistance: the Use of Indigenous Myth -- Chapter 6: Strategies of Resistance: the Use of Indigenous History in ‘The Land of the Living’ Sequence -- Chapter 7: Strategies of Resistance: the Use of History in the Independent Novels of the 1980s and 1990s -- Chapter 8: Monstering and Disabling: Paradigms and Tropes of Dispossession -- Chapter :9 Postscript: Speaking Welsh in English – a Postcolonial Purpose -- Notes -- A Selected Bibliography of Emyr Humphreys’s Fiction and Essays -- A Selected Bibliography of Writing on Emyr Humphreys’s Works -- Bibliography -- Index
This book explores in detail the novels written by Emyr Humphreys during a timespan of over fifty years, from his first, A Little Kingdom, published in 1946, to The Gift of a Daughter, published in 1998. An early chapter comprises a literary biography with the following chapters devoted to: the early novels including A Toy Epic; a separate examination of Outside the House of Baal, considered by many to be his finest achievement; his use of Celtic myth as a patterning device; similarly his use of Welsh history is covered in 2 chapters; and finally his use of various postcolonial strategies. It also contains an extensive bibliography of work by and about Emyr Humphreys
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Green, Diane Emyr Humphreys : A Postcolonial Novelist? Cardiff : University of Wales Press,c2009 9780708322178
Subject Humphreys, Emyr -- Criticism and interpretation.;Novelists, Welsh -- 20th century.;Postcolonialism in literature
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