Island of Apples (New edition)

Island of Apples (New edition)

By: Glyn Jones (author), Belinda Humfrey (contributor), Belinda Humfrey (volume_editor)Hardback

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Glyn Jones is a renowned Welsh poet, his handling of words and imagery is dazzling. In this novel we have also a story with an exciting accelerating plot, with an eminently readable narrative. The Island of Apples is a brilliant study of a pre-adolescent boy's romantic imagination and dangerous enthralment, set vividly in the south Wales of Methyr Tydfil and Carmarthen in the early twentieth century. Also a sophisticated philosophic artefact which explores the relationship between vision and reality in general terms and through the heightened experience of their conflict and confusion in a boy on the margin between adulthood and the 'dying' of parents and childhood. In her introduction, Belinda Humfrey analyses and characterizes the novel; interprets some of its mysteries (beginning with the title), and places it within a twentieth century and larger literary context. She takes account of the novel's critical history and Glyn Jones's perception of it; and she makes use of his manuscript drafts and working notebooks.

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About Author

Glyn Jones was the pioneer of the generation of Anglo-Welsh writers which included Vernon Watkin, Dylan Thomas and Idris Davies. The Island of Apples is regarded as the best of his novels. He has also published numerous volumes of short stories, poems, criticism (The Dragon has Two Tongues) and translations.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780708311776
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9780708311776
  • ISBN10: 0708311776
  • edition: New edition

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