Emyr Humphreys

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(1919– ),

Welsh novelist and poet, born in Prestatyn, Flintshire. He worked as a drama producer in radio and television, and his many novels include Hear and Forgive (1952) and A Toy Epic (1958), Outside the House of Baal (1965), and a septet, the last of which is Bonds of Attachment (1991). He has been engaged in writing ‘the Protestant novel’, examining the means by which good is or is not passed on from generation to generation. he has also published volumes of verse, a selection of which appeared in the Penguin Modern Poets series in 1979.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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