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Rhys Davies (1901–78) used to be a hugely prolific author and one of many first novelists to depict commercial Wales, making his sixty-year profession a seminal impact of Welsh literary tradition. Davies was once a sophisticated determine himself: a homosexual guy who grew up as a shopkeeper’s son within the Rhondda, he eventually left Wales to jot down approximately his native land in England. This quantity unravels his nationwide adventure and its deep ties to complicated problems with category, sexuality, and gender, because it follows a occupation thought of to be that of “the consultant Welshman.”

 

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