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Description - The Withered Root by Rhys Davies

The Withered Root recounts the troubled life of Reuben Daniels, reared in a south Wales industrial valley, in the bosom of the Nonconformist culture. Therein lies his downfall and that of his people, for The Withered Rootis as thoroughly opposed to Welsh Nonconformity as My People(Caradoc Evans), though for different reasons. Revivalist passions constitute nothing but a perverse outlet for an all too human sexuality which chapel culture has otherwise repressed. Nonconformity has withered the root of natural sexual well-being in the Welsh, and then feeds off the twisted fruits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905762477
ISBN-10: 190576247X
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 345
Imprint: Parthian Books
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies was born in 1901 and died in 1978. One of the most prolific Welsh prose writers of the 20th century, Davies is best known for his short stories, of which he wrote over a hundred. He also wrote eighteen novels and a successful play as well as several works of non-fiction. Davies was awarded an OBE in 1968, as well as the Welsh Arts Council Prize in 1971. After his death, the Rhys Davies Trust was established in 1990 to promote Welsh authors writing in the English language.

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