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Collected Stories of Gwyn Jones
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Publisher Univ of Wales Pr
Publication date May 14, 1999
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780708314203
ISBN-10 0708314201
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.82 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
Other format details university press
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Glyn Jones was one of the brilliant first generation of Welsh writers in English which included Dylan Thomas, Rhys Davies and Idris Davies. A major figure on the Welsh literary scene for almost sixty years, Glyn Jones’s short stories are among his finest achievements; of his first collection, The Blue Bed (1937), Edward Garnett wrote, ‘Glyn Jones is a genius ... his stories have a strange imaginative quality about them unlike anything else’.

This volume is the first to bring together all Glyn Jones’s short stories and includes ‘I was born in the Ystrad Valley’, a long story about an armed rebellion in the south Wales valleys, here republished for the first time since the 1930s. Set mainly either in the scruffy streets of his boyhood Merthyr or in the luxuriant Carmarthenshire countryside, the stories show the rich variety of tone that characterizes Glyn Jones’s fiction. Acutely aware of the pain and suffering in the world around him, Jones is also deeply responsive to the mysterious and sensuous beauty of the natural world and to the resilience and humour of ordinary, fallible human beings. By turn comic, sensuous, grotesque, even unreal, the stories can be deeply moving in their compassion. Set in Wales, they are universal in their humanity.

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from Univ of Wales Pr (May 14, 1999)
9780708314203 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.82 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Glyn Jones was one of the brilliant first generation of Welsh writers in English which included Dylan Thomas, Rhys Davies and Idris Davies.
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from Univ of Wales Pr (December 8, 1997)
9780708314579 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $10.00
About: Contains all Gwyn Jones' short stories, with those from "The Blue Bed", "The Water Music", "Welsh Heirs", and "Selected Poems".

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