Rhys Davies

Davies was the holder of a complex identity: he was a gay man who grew up as a shopkeeper's son in the Rhondda who left Wales to write about his homeland in England. This book unravels a national experience that is deeply bound up in complex negotiations of class, sexuality, and gender and follows a career that was predicted to be that of "the representative Welshman". The book is divided into three sections: the first begins with Davies’s childhood in Blaenclydach and the ways in which his memories of his childhood reinforce continuing themes in his stories and novels; the second will place Davies in literary London and address Davies’s struggle to enter the privileged circles of literary production, circulation, and reception; the final section considers the established Davies of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2009
  • English
  • 9780708322420
  • United Kingdom
  • Ebook
  • Primary Price: 16.98 GBP
  • Pages: 144
  • University of Wales Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: Writers of Wales