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The Fiction of Emyr Humphreys : Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Author: Linden Peach
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
Series: Writing Wales in English.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This pioneering book explores Emyr Humphreys's fiction from a range of contemporary critical perspectives and stresses its relevance to the 21st century. Through stimulating readings which highlight subjects such as gender identity, contested masculinities, problematic father and daughter relationships, war, pacifism, strangeness and 'otherness', and cultural discourse in complex linguistic environments, Linden  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peach, Linden.
Fiction of Emyr Humphreys : Contemporary Critical Perspectives.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2011
Named Person: Emyr Humphreys; Emyr Humphreys; Emyr Humphreys
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linden Peach
ISBN: 9780708324042 0708324045
OCLC Number: 768082843
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages).
Contents: General Editor's Preface; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on Editions of Works by Emyr Humphreys; Humphreys's Life and Works; What Kind of Fiction?; History, Space and Progress; Bodies in Time: Psychoanalytic Contours; Women, Feminism and Post-feminism; Resistance, Gender and Performative Identity: A Man'sEstate; Contested Masculinities: A Toy Epic; Time and Being: Outside the House of Baal; Land of the Living and Epic Theatre; Warring Families: Unconditional Surrender and The Gift ofa Daughter; Strangers in a Strange Land: Natives, Ghosts and Strangersand Old People are a Problem. Intimate Strangers: The ShopIndependence, Globalism and Nonconformity: The Womanat the Window; Afterword; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Writing Wales in English.
Responsibility: Linden Peach.

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An introduction to the work of Emyr Humphreys, one of Wales's leading writers, highlighting his impressive contribution to Welsh writing in the English language, and to contemporary critical and  Read more...

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