The World of Kate Roberts CL: Selected Stories, 1925-1981

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Juni 1991



Kate Roberts (1891-1985) was the foremost twentieth-century prose writer in the Welsh language. She produced a considerable body of fiction, seven novels and novellas and nine collections of short stories. This book offers in English a large selection of stories, that span her long writing career.


Introduction The Pronunciation of Welsh Part I: Autobiography (1960) Pictures Letters Part II: Stories (1925-1937) The Letter Provoking The Widow Old Age The Ruts of Life The Loss Between Two Pieces of Toffee Sisters The Victory of Alaw Jim The Quilt Red-Letter Day The Last Payment November Fair The Condemned Protest March Part III: Gossip Row (1949) Part IV: Tea in the Heather (1959) Grief The Spout Death of a Story Tea in the Heather A Visitor for Tea Escape to London Becoming Strangers The Card Christmas Part V: Dark Tonight (1962) Part VI: Stories (1964-1981) Cats at an Auction Buying a Doll Flowers The Journey The Battle of Christmas Two Old Men The Treasure Family Hope Return Tomorrow and Tomorrow Oh! Winni! Winni! Notes


"This new collection of works by Roberts (1891-1985), presented here as the foremost stylist of the short story in the Welsh language, contains two novellas and 35 short stories, many of them previously untranslated. Roberts's vocabulary is unadorned, befitting her subject matter, a world where coal and quarry dust hang heavy in the air. Her stories depict a Wales of cultural and spiritual, as well as economic, poverty. A widow tries to reconstruct her life, a quarryman dying of cancer is unable to tell his wife of his feelings for her. Perhaps the best piece is the novella 'Dark Tonight,' dealing with the mental breakdown and recovery of a minister's wife. Also outstanding is 'Protest March,' in which a woman, protesting for reform of the welfare system, despairs that anything can be changed even before the demonstration is over. Yet all is not unrelentingly grim. Roberts captures the rhythms of Welsh life with its harvests, fairs, literary meetings and the Christmas eulogized by countryman Dylan Thomas, though seen here without sentimentality. Selections from Roberts's autobiography, plus an introduction and notes by Clancy, orient readers to the author's life and work." --Publishers Weekly
EAN: 9780877227946
ISBN: 0877227942
Untertitel: 'Border Lines: Works in Transla'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1991
Seitenanzahl: 372 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Joseph P. Clancy
Format: gebunden
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