These Poor Hands
The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales New edition
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These Poor Hands by B.L. Coombes
Book Description"These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales", was first published in June 1939. It was an instant bestseller, and its fame catapulted its author into the front rank of 'proletarian writers'. B. L. Coombes, an English-born migrant, had lived in the Vale of Neath since before the First World War, but only turned to writing in the 1930s as a way of communicating the plight of the miners and their communities to the wider world. "These Poor Hands" presents, in a documentary style, the working life of the miner as well as the author's experiences in the lock-outs of 1921 and 1926. It demonstrates Coombes' desire to offer an accurate account of the lives of miners and their families, and carries a sincere moral charge in its description of the waste of human potential that is industrial capitalism in decline. Long out of print, "These Poor Hands" has been recognised for over sixty years as the classic miner's autobiography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780708315637
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Wales Press
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author B.L. Coombes
With Dust in His Throat, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by B.L. Coombes
This anthology represents four types of writing: autobiography; the short story; the novel; and the diary. Coombes's vision is one of balance and normality and through it we begin to understand how this society survived, how its citizens were not the stage army of historians but real people.
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Author Biography - B.L. Coombes
Chris Williams is Professor and Director, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Wales at the University of Glamorgan. Bill Jones is Senior Lecturer in the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University. They are authors of B. L. Coombes in the Writers of Wales series and the editors of With Dust Still in His Throat: A B. L. Coombes Anthology.
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