Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Distributed for University of Wales Press
Emyr Humphreys is a leading Welsh novelist, poet, and author who will celebrate his ninetieth birthday in 2009. This volume is the first book-length study of his work to discuss the principal thematic concerns found in his fiction and criticism in light of contemporary critical concepts such as psychoanalysis and socio-economic change. It offers readers the first discussion of “Land of the Living” and subsequent works such as Old People Are a Problem and constitutes a positive reappraisal of Humphreys’ work, highlighting issues that drive our current critical investigations, such as nationhood and identity, religion and conflict, spirituality, gender issues, and the environment, among other concerns.