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The Valley, the City, the Village (Library of Wales)

The Valley, the City, the Village (Library of Wales) [Kindle Edition]

Glyn Jones
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What comes through most strongly... is this sense of delight and enjoyment; there is a miraculous fund of creativity which runs throughout the novel, full of color and prodigal of its strength. --Leslie Norris

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An artist at heart, Trystan Morgan grows up in his grandmother's valley mining cottage, duty-bound by her deep wish for him to be a preacher. He comes from farming stock and longs to paint the Welsh countryside of his people. But he agrees to study at the city university although his adolescent mind revolts at the social posturing around him. Trystan's journey through the conflicting cultural, social and political values of his country in the mid-twentieth century is bewildering but finally liberating. And through the glittering, crowded, kaleidoscopic images of this bravura novel, the author creates a rich impression of people and place; a Wales which is a landscape of the mind. Glyn Jones was one of the giants of twentieth-century Welsh writing whether as short story writer, critic or poet, and here in his remarkable novel of 1956, he creates a narrative of exceptional power that draws on all these gifts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 645 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Parthian Books (1 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00796E964
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,346 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOING HOME. 20 Mar 2011
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I must admit I haven't completely finished this book yet (saved for St.David's Day) but it is certainly making me re-live my early life in Wales. the working colliery villages, extended families with Grandmothers and Mothers in charge of Uncles, Aunties living in close proximity.Fathers wanting their sons to be educated to a standard to take them away from their community to give them a better life.Chapel going to keep them on the 'straight and narrow'.Glyn Jones' words certainly paint the meaning of hands.The words are 'Dylan Thomas'ish', an understandable 'Dylan Thomas' who is more readable. A book that should be on every Welsh readers bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you wish to read a book on social values, 28 Mar 2013
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Look no further, This book gives a privalaged look into the lives of Welsh mining vally life,It tells of the poverty of the time and the endevor of the families to want the best for their children.

It is a very discriptive book and maybe becouse my roots are in the vallies I can picture it through his writings. Well worth reading.
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