Direct and brilliantly convincing...A comparison with Russian literature is tempting...The frustration and hopelessness...of Chekhov's...characters resemble the peasants and quarrymen of Kate Roberts s narrower world --Storm Jameson --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Kate Roberts (1891-1985) was the towering figure of Welsh- language fiction in the twentieth century. Feet in Chains is her masterpiece. Katie Gramich's translation does justice to the austere beauty of Roberts's style and takes the reader into the heart of a different culture, a different world. Prof. Katie Gramich is a Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University. A specialist in the literature of modern Wales and in rediscovering neglected Welsh women writers. She has served as Chair of the Association for Welsh Writing in English and edits the Almanac series. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
i realy love this book i first read it years ago on holiday in crediton. then again afew mouths ago it is hard how the struggle went one with little or no money but thay manage ,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by josephine
A gripping, at times grim, portrait of a hard life in North Wales. An intimate portrait of the dynamics of a poor family, dependent on the favour or otherwise of the slate quarry... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gossy
I enjoyed reading this book. It is very interesting and is well written. I would certainly recommend it to other people.Published 17 months ago by David Roberts
So nice to read a book that is set in Wales, very near to where I live. It has given me more of an insight into my ancestors way of life. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2013 by tich