Twentieth-Century Autobiography

Author(s): Barbara Prys-Williams

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Writing Wales in English

  • July 2004 · 224pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708318911

About The Book

The writing of good autobiography requires an encounter with oneself that can involve the need to wrestle with potent elements from one’s past. This work on 20th-century Welsh autobiography in English traces the psychological influences which have shaped the consciousness and world views of seven authors, all by birth, or by adoption, Welsh


' The appeal of this splendid volume should extend beyond narrowly defined academic circles. These essays will compliment and enhance any future reading of the texts concerned.' Gwales 'Prys-Williams's enthusiasm for her project is refreshing, as is her often charming prose style ...well worth reading as a handy introductory guide to Welsh autobiography: detailed enough for readers familiar with the literature of Wales, and yet brief enough for those to whom Barbara Prys-Williams has opened up a whole new world of writers'. Biography

'...fascinating and thoroughly researched book ...'. New Welsh Review

About the Author(s)

Barbara Prys-Williams

Dr Barbara Prys-Williams is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales at the University of Wales, Swansea where she gained a Ph.D. in English. She taught for some twenty years in schools in Britain and abroad. She has published widely on Welsh autobiography in English.

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