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Author Peach, Linden, 1951-

Title The Fiction of Emyr Humphreys [electronic resource] : Contemporary Critical Perspectives / Linden Peach.

Imprint Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.

Item Status

Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (268 pages).
Series Writing Wales in English
Writing Wales in English.
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.
Summary 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 Peach argues that Humphreys's work is best understood as 'dramatic', 'dissident' and/or 'dilemma' fiction. Generally rooted in North Wales, it is seen as providing fresh insights into m.
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Subject Humphreys, Emyr -- Criticism and interpretation.
Humphreys, Emyr.
Humphreys, Emyr.
Wales -- In literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Peach, Linden. Fiction of Emyr Humphreys : Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2011 9780708322161
ISBN 9780708324042 (electronic bk.)
0708324045 (electronic bk.)