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Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected

Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Davies, Damian Walford

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Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as 'the world's number one storyteller'.

ISBN 9781783169405
Barcode 9781783169405
Published 15 October 2016
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783169405
ISBN-10 1783169400
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint University of Wales Press
Publication Date 15 October 2016
International Publication Date 15 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Davies, Damian Walford
Category Literary Theory
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Literature, Wales - In literature, Wales
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823/.914;823.91409
Catalogue Code 710634

Description of this Book

Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected explores the complex ways in which Roald Dahl engages with Wales the country of his birth and early life throughout his work. The contributors reveal how both Dahl s books for children and his fiction for adults can illuminatingly be read in terms of their author s Anglo-Welsh identity. As a result, a new picture of Dahl emerges. Relocated through a Welsh lens, the world s number one storyteller appears in a convincing new light.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An intriguing and readable collection of essays that shines remarkable light into Roald Dahl s complex and unexpected Welsh hinterland. --Donald Sturrock, Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Damian Walford Davies is Professor of English and Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.

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